[dih-vuhlj, dahy-]
verb (used with object), divulged, divulging.
to disclose or reveal (something private, secret, or previously unknown).

1425–75; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin dīvulgāre, equivalent to dī- di-2 + vulgāre to make general or common, to spread (vulg(us) the masses + -āre infinitive suffix)

divulgement, noun
divulger, noun
nondivulging, adjective
undivulged, adjective
undivulging, adjective

See reveal.
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divulge (daɪˈvʌldʒ)
(tr; may take a clause as object) to make known (something private or secret); disclose
[C15: from Latin dīvulgāre, from di-² + vulgāre to spread among the people, from vulgus the common people]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., from L. divulgare "publish, make common," from dis- "apart" + vulgare "make common property," from vulgus "common people" (see vulgar). Related: Divulged; divulging.
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Example sentences
The staffer hesitates before divulging this potentially sensitive information.
Everyone painted this picture of a city divulging into utter chaos.
Account cancellation and suspension warning are often used to scare someone
  into divulging personal and financial information.
Fraud artists may try to take advantage of the crisis by tricking victims into
  divulging personal information.
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