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Meaning of EXPOSE

Pronunciation:  [n]`eksp'owzey, [v]ik'spowz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the exposure of an impostor or a fraud; "he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
  2. [v]  abandon by leaving out in the open air, as of a child or an animal; "The infact was exposed by the teenage mother"
  3. [v]  expose while ridiculing; esp. of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
  4. [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"
  5. [v]  put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
  6. [v]  remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"
  7. [v]  expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"
  8. [v]  expose to light, of photographic film
  9. [v]  disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
  10. [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.."

EXPOSE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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