Definitions for: Disclose


[v] 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"
[v] disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*close", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disclosed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Disclosing.] [OE. desclosen, disclosen, fr. disclos,
desclos, not shut in, open, OF. desclos, p. p. of desclore to
open, F. d['e]clore; pref. des- (L. dis-) + clore to shut,
fr. L. claudere to shut. See Close, and cf. Disclusion.]
1. To unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense
of to hatch.

The ostrich layeth her eggs under sand, where the
heat of the discloseth them. --Bacon.

2. To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from
inclosure; to uncover.

The shells being broken, . . . the stone included in
them is thereby disclosed and set at liberty.
--Woodward.

3. To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to
bring to light; to reveal.

How softly on the Spanish shore she plays,
Disclosing rock, and slope, and forest brown!
--Byron.

Her lively looks a sprightly mind disclose. --Pope.

4. To make known, as that which has been kept secret or
hidden; to reveal; to expose; as, events have disclosed
his designs.

If I disclose my passion, Our friendship 's an end.
--Addison.

Syn: To uncover; open; unveil; discover; reveal; divulge;
tell; utter.


Dis*close", n.
Disclosure. [Obs.] --Shak. Young.

Synonyms: break, bring out, discover, divulge, expose, expose, give away, impart, let on, let out, reveal

See Also: babble, babble out, betray, bewray, blab, blab out, blackwash, blow, bring out, come out, come out of the closet, confide, face, get around, get out, leak, muckrake, out, peach, reveal, sing, spring, talk, tattle, tell, uncover, unveil

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