disclose

[ dih-sklohz ]
/ dɪˈskloʊz /

verb (used with object), dis·closed, dis·clos·ing.

to make known; reveal or uncover: to disclose a secret.
to cause to appear; allow to be seen; lay open to view: In spring the violets disclose their fragrant petals.
Obsolete. to open up; unfold.

noun

Obsolete. disclosure.

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Origin of disclose

1350–1400; Middle English disclosen, desclosen < Old French desclos-, stem of desclore, equivalent to des- dis-1 + clore to close < Latin claudere; see close

OTHER WORDS FROM disclose

dis·clos·er, nounpre·dis·close, verb (used with object), pre·dis·closed, pre·dis·clos·ing.self-dis·closed, adjectiveun·dis·closed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disclose

disclose
/ (dɪsˈkləʊz) /

verb (tr)

to make (information) known
to allow to be seen; lay bare

Derived forms of disclose

discloser, noun
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