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English Dictionary: expose by the DICT Development Group
2 results for expose
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the exposure of an impostor or a fraud; "he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
    Synonym(s): expose, unmasking
  1. expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"
  2. 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"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
    Synonym(s): unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out
  3. to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
    Synonym(s): expose, exhibit, display
  4. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"
    Synonym(s): uncover, expose
    Antonym(s): cover
  5. disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
    Synonym(s): disclose, expose
  6. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    Synonym(s): queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril
  7. expose to light, of photographic film
  8. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
    Synonym(s): debunk, expose
  9. abandon by leaving out in the open air; "The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"; "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Expose \Ex*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exposed}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Exposing}.] [F. exposer; pref. ex- (L. ex out)+poser to
      place. See {Pose}, v. t.]
      1. To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to
            show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose
            pictures to public inspection.
                     Those who seek truth only, freely expose their
                     principles to the test, and are pleased to have them
                     examined.                                          --Locke.
      2. To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything
            objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may
            affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to
            expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold,
            insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to
            destruction or defeat.
                     Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. --Shak.
      3. To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to
            public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing
            that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the
            like; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor.
                     You only expose the follies of men, without
                     arraigning their vices.                     --Dryden.
      4. To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to
            lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making
            public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat,
            liar, or hypocrite.
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