Definitions for: Expose


[n] the exposure of an impostor or a fraud; "he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
[v] abandon by leaving out in the open air, as of a child or an animal; "The infact was exposed by the teenage mother"
[v] expose while ridiculing; esp. of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
[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] put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
[v] remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"
[v] expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"
[v] expose to light, of photographic film
[v] disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
[v] 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.."



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: break, bring out, debunk, disclose, disclose, discover, display, divulge, endanger, exhibit, give away, impart, let on, let out, peril, queer, reveal, scupper, uncover, unmasking

Antonyms: cover

See Also: abandon, aerate, affect, air, air out, babble, babble out, bare, bear on, bear upon, bench, betray, bewray, blab, blab out, blackguard, blackwash, blow, brandish, bring forth, bring out, come out, come out of the closet, compromise, confide, desert, desolate, exposure, face, flash, flaunt, forsake, get around, get out, gibbet, guy, hold up, impact, insolate, jest at, laugh at, leak, make fun, model, moon, muckrake, open, ostentate, out, overexpose, peach, pillory, poke fun, pose, posture, produce, reveal, rib, ridicule, show, show off, sing, sit, solarise, solarize, spring, subject, subject, sun, swank, talk, tattle, tell, touch, touch on, uncloak, unclothe, uncover, underexpose, undo, undrape, unmask, unmask, unveil, unveil, unwrap, ventilate

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