Definitions for expose

Definitions for (noun) expose

Main entry: expose, unmasking

Definition: the exposure of an impostor or a fraud

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

Definitions for (verb) expose

Main entry: expose

Definition: abandon by leaving out in the open air

Usage: The infant was exposed by the teenage mother; After Christmas, many pets get abandoned

Main entry: debunk, expose

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

Usage: The physicist debunked the psychic's claims

Main entry: unwrap, expose, give away, reveal, let on, let out, break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge

Definition: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

Usage: 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

Main entry: expose, endanger, scupper, peril, queer

Definition: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Main entry: uncover, expose

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

Usage: uncover your belly; The man exposed himself in the subway

Main entry: expose

Definition: expose or make accessible to some action or influence

Usage: Expose your students to art; expose the blanket to sunshine

Main entry: expose

Definition: expose to light, of photographic film

Main entry: expose, disclose

Definition: disclose to view as by removing a cover

Usage: The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set

Main entry: display, exhibit, expose

Definition: to show, make visible or apparent

Usage: 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

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