[ dih-sklohz ]
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verb (used with object),dis·closed, dis·clos·ing.
  1. to make known; reveal or uncover: to disclose a secret.

  2. to cause to appear; allow to be seen; lay open to view: In spring the violets disclose their fragrant petals.

  1. Obsolete. to open up; unfold.

  1. Obsolete. disclosure.

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

synonym study For disclose

1. See reveal.

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Opposites for disclose

Other words from disclose

  • dis·clos·er, noun
  • pre·dis·close, verb (used with object), pre·dis·closed, pre·dis·clos·ing.
  • self-dis·closed, adjective
  • un·dis·closed, adjective

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How to use disclose in a sentence

  • The secret history of Surrey was at length revealed, and the gravity of its discloser vouched for its authenticity.

    Amenities of Literature | Isaac Disraeli

British Dictionary definitions for disclose


/ (dɪsˈkləʊz) /

  1. to make (information) known

  2. to allow to be seen; lay bare

Derived forms of disclose

  • discloser, noun

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