disclose
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /dɪsˈkləʊz/
Verb

disclose (discloses, present participle disclosing; past and past participle disclosed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To open up, unfasten.
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      The estrich layeth her eggs under sand, where the heat of the discloseth them.
  2. (transitive) To uncover, physically expose to view.
    Synonyms: reveal, unveil
    • The shells being broken, […] the stone included in them is thereby disclosed and set at liberty.
    • 1972, Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things, McGraw-Hill 1972, p. 13:
      Its brown curtain was only half drawn, disclosing the elegant legs, clad in transparent black, of a female seated inside.
  3. (transitive) To expose to the knowledge of others; to make known, state openly, reveal.
    Synonyms: reveal, unveil, divulge, publish, impart
    • 1712 May, [Alexander Pope], “The Rape of the Locke. An Heroi-comical Poem.”, in Miscellaneous Poems and Translations. By Several Hands, London: Printed for Bernard Lintott […], OCLC 228744960 ↗, canto II:
      Her lively looks a sprightly mind disclose.
    • 1713, Joseph Addison, Cato, published 1712, [Act 3, scene 1]:
      If I disclose my passion, / Our friendship's at an end.
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disclose (plural discloses)

  1. (obsolete) A disclosure.



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