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NOUN (1)

1. the exposure of an impostor or a fraud;
- Example: "he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
[syn: expose, unmasking]

VERB (9)

1. expose or make accessible to some action or influence;
- Example: "Expose your students to art"
- Example: "expose the blanket to sunshine"

2. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret;
- Example: "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"
- Example: "The actress won't reveal how old she is"
- Example: "bring out the truth"
- Example: "he broke the news to her"
- Example: "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
[syn: unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out]

3. to show, make visible or apparent;
- Example: "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"
- Example: "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"
- Example: "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
[syn: expose, exhibit, display]

4. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body;
- Example: "uncover your belly"
- Example: "The man exposed himself in the subway"
[syn: uncover, expose]

5. disclose to view as by removing a cover;
- Example: "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
[syn: disclose, expose]

6. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position;
[syn: queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril]

7. expose to light, of photographic film;

8. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas;
- Example: "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
[syn: debunk, expose]

9. abandon by leaving out in the open air;
- Example: "The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"
- Example: "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Expose \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. [1913 Webster] Those who seek truth only, freely expose their principles to the test, and are pleased to have them examined. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] You only expose the follies of men, without arraigning their vices. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Expos'e \Ex`po`s['e]"\, n. [F., prop. p. p. of exposer. See Expose, v. t.] A formal recital or exposition of facts; exposure, or revelation, of something which some one wished to keep concealed. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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