1. [ verb ] expose or make accessible to some action or influence

: "Expose your students to art" "expose the blanket to sunshine"

Related terms: subject subject air_out overexpose sun ventilate underexpose exposure
2. [ verb ] make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
Synonyms: disclose reveal declare discover give_away break let_out divulge let_on impart bring_out

"The auction house would not disclose the price" "She won't reveal her age" "bring out the truth" "he broke the news to her"

Related terms: tell betray confide tattle leak spring blow come_out_of_the_closet spring out blackwash muckrake reveal break discovery disclosure revelation exposure conveyance divulgence break
3. [ verb ] to show, make visible or apparent
Synonyms: display exhibit

: "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.."

Related terms: show produce flaunt model hold_up brandish pillory model bench open moon display exposure
4. [ verb ] remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
Synonyms: uncover

"uncover your belly" "The man exposed himself in the subway"

Related terms: cover bare unveil unmask undrape unclothe unwrap
5. [ verb ] disclose to view as by removing a cover
Synonyms: disclose

"The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"

Related terms: uncover face exposure
6. [ verb ] put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
Synonyms: endanger scupper peril queer
Related terms: affect subject compromise vulnerability riskiness
7. [ verb ] abandon by leaving out in the open air

"The infant was exposed by the teenage mother" "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"

Related terms: abandon exposure
8. [ verb ] expose while ridiculing; esp. of pretentious or false claims and ideas
Synonyms: debunk

"The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"

Related terms: ridicule unmask
9. [ verb ] (photography) expose to light, of photographic film
Related terms: subject subject overexpose underexpose photography
10. [ noun ] the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
Synonyms: unmasking

"he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"

Related terms: exposure unmask debunk
Similar spelling:   exposed