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[dih-sklohz] /dɪˈskloʊz/
verb (used with object), disclosed, disclosing.
to make known; reveal or uncover:
to disclose a secret.
to cause to appear; allow to be seen; lay open to view:
In spring the violets disclose their fragrant petals.
Obsolete. to open up; unfold.
Obsolete, disclosure.
Origin of disclose
1350-1400; Middle English disclosen, desclosen < Old French desclos-, stem of desclore, equivalent to des- dis-1 + clore to close < Latin claudere; see close
Related forms
discloser, noun
predisclose, verb (used with object), predisclosed, predisclosing.
self-disclosed, adjective
undisclosed, adjective
1. show, tell, unveil. See reveal. 2. expose.
1. conceal. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for disclose
  • I'd suggest posting this in the beta're not suppose to disclose that information here.
  • Politicians sometimes disclose sensitive information by mistake.
  • This law would allow journalists to refuse to disclose their confidential sources without facing the threat of fines or jail time.
  • Companies routinely disclose the compensation of their top executives.
  • It seems that both sites will be even bolder with the material they disclose.
  • But he refused to disclose the identity of his assailant to the police.
  • The 5-foot 8-inch blonde said she doesn't disclose her weight to avoid setting standards for youths obsessed with getting lighter.
  • Fund managers disclose their funds' holdings to the public twice a year.
  • He declined to disclose his income but says his ad revenue has surpassed $2000 a month.
  • By law, they fully disclose the risk of loss to their investors.
British Dictionary definitions for disclose


verb (transitive)
to make (information) known
to allow to be seen; lay bare
Derived Forms
discloser, noun
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Word Origin and History for disclose

late 14c., from Old French desclos "open, exposed, plain, explicit," past participle of desclore (Modern French déclore) "open, break open, unlock, reveal," from des- (see dis-) + clore "to close" (see close (v.)). Related: Disclosed; disclosing.

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