[ dih-sklohz ]
/ dɪˈskloʊz /
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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.


Obsolete. disclosure.



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Origin of disclose

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English disclosen, desclosen, from Old French desclos-, stem of desclore, equivalent to des-dis-1 + clore “to close,” from Latin claudere;see close
1. See reveal.
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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  • The secret history of Surrey was at length revealed, and the gravity of its discloser vouched for its authenticity.

British Dictionary definitions for disclose

/ (dɪsˈkləʊz) /

verb (tr)

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