Definitions for: Divulge


[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Di*vulge", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Divulged; p. pr. &
vb. n. Divulging.] [F. divulguer, L. divulgare; di- = dis-
+ vulgare to spread among the people, from vulgus the common
people. See Vulgar.]
1. To make public; to several or communicate to the public;
to tell (a secret) so that it may become generally known;
to disclose; -- said of that which had been confided as a
secret, or had been before unknown; as, to divulge a
secret.

Divulge not such a love as mine. --Cowper.

2. To indicate publicly; to proclaim. [R.]

God . . . marks The just man, and divulges him
through heaven. --Milton.

3. To impart; to communicate.

Which would not be

To them [animals] made common and divulged.
--Milton.

Syn: To publish; disclose; discover; uncover; reveal;
communicate; impart; tell.


Di*vulge", v. i.
To become publicly known. [R.] ``To keep it from divulging.''
--Shak.

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

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

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