Meaning of disclose


Disclose means to reveal or expose information that has previously been kept a secret — like a politician might be forced to disclose his finances or former scandals while running for office.

When a politician, corporate executive, or celebrity announces that he or she has something to disclose, the public listens. They know that the information they’re about to hear was kept secret for a reason. Something incriminating or juicy is about to be revealed, like a secret affair or plummeting company profits.

Definitions of disclose
  1. verb

    disclose to view as by removing a cover

    “The curtain rose to
    disclose a stunning set”


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    turn so as to expose the face
    type of:

    bring out, reveal, uncover, unveil

    make visible

  2. verb

    make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

    “The auction house would not
    disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold”

    break, bring out, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

    break, get around, get out

    be released or become known; of news
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    bring (information) out of concealment

    explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures

    cause to be revealed and jeopardized

    reveal (something) about somebody’s identity or lifestyle
    come out, come out of the closet, out

    to state openly and publicly one’s homosexuality

    produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
    betray, bewray

    reveal unintentionally

    reveal in private; tell confidentially

    tell anonymously
    babble, babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, sing, spill the beans, talk, tattle

    divulge confidential information or secrets

    disclose directly or through prophets
    relieve, unbosom

    relieve oneself of troubling information
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    let something be known

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