Definition of Expose in English :

Define Expose in English

Expose meaning in English

Meaning of Expose in English

Pronunciation of Expose in English

Expose pronunciation in English

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1. expose, unmasking

the exposure of an impostor or a fraud

Example Sentences:
'he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government'


2. expose

expose or make accessible to some action or influence

Example Sentences:
'Expose your students to art'
'expose the blanket to sunshine'

3. break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

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 Sentences:
'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'
'unwrap the evidence in the murder case'

4. display, exhibit, expose

to show, make visible or apparent

Example Sentences:
'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'

5. expose, uncover

remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body

Example Sentences:
'uncover your belly'
'The man exposed himself in the subway'

6. disclose, expose

disclose to view as by removing a cover

Example Sentences:
'The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set'

7. endanger, expose, peril, queer, scupper

put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

8. expose

expose to light, of photographic film

9. debunk, expose

expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

Example Sentences:
'The physicist debunked the psychic's claims'

10. expose

abandon by leaving out in the open air

Example Sentences:
'The infant was exposed by the teenage mother'
'After Christmas, many pets get abandoned'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of expose
verb (transitive)
to display for viewing; exhibit
to bring to public notice; disclose; reveal
to expose the facts
to divulge the identity of; unmask
4. (foll by to)
to make subject or susceptible (to attack, criticism, etc)
to abandon (a child, animal, etc) in the open to die
6. (foll by to)
to introduce (to) or acquaint (with)
he was exposed to the classics at an early age
7. photography
to subject (a photographic film or plate) to light, X-rays, or some other type of actinic radiation
8. Roman Catholic Church
to exhibit (the consecrated Eucharistic Host or a relic) for public veneration
9.  expose oneself
the act or an instance of bringing a scandal, crime, etc, to public notice
an article, book, or statement that discloses a scandal, crime, etc

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see synonyms of expose
verb transitiveWord forms: exˈposed or exˈposing
to lay open (to danger, attack, ridicule, etc.); leave unprotected
to make accessible or subject (to an influence or action)
to put or leave out in an unprotected place; abandon
some ancient peoples exposed unwanted infants
to allow to be seen; disclose; reveal; exhibit; display
to make (a crime, fraud, etc.) known; unmask
to make known the crimes, etc. of
5.  Photography
to subject (a sensitized film or plate) to radiation having a photochemical effect
a public disclosure of a scandal, crime, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of expose
1. An exposure or a revelation of something discreditable.
2. A formal exposition of facts.
tr.v. ex·posed, ex·pos·ing, ex·pos·es
a. To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition: exposed themselves to disease; exposed their children to classical music.
b. To subject (a photographic film, for example) to the action of light.
c. To deprive of shelter or protection; lay open to danger or harm: troops that were exposed to gunfire.
2. To make visible: Cleaning exposed the grain of the wood. See Synonyms at show.
a. To make known (something discreditable).
b. To reveal the guilt or wrongdoing of: expose a criminal.
4. To engage in indecent exposure of (oneself).

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