1. [ 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 expose declare discover let_out break 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 expose break
2. [ verb ] make a gift of
Synonyms: hand_out distribute give_out

"She gave away her antique furniture"

Related terms: give share
3. [ verb ] formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father
Related terms: hand_over
4. [ verb ] give away information about somebody
Synonyms: betray tell_on shop grass rat shit peach snitch stag denounce

"He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"

Related terms: inform tip_off crap informer fink deserter
Similar spelling:   giveaway