disclose

[dih-sklohz]
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.
  3. Obsolete. to open up; unfold.
noun
  1. Obsolete. disclosure.

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
Related formsdis·clos·er, nounpre·dis·close, verb (used with object), pre·dis·closed, pre·dis·clos·ing.self-dis·closed, adjectiveun·dis·closed, adjective

Synonyms for disclose

1. show, tell, unveil. See reveal. 2. expose.

Antonyms for disclose

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Historical Examples of discloser

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


British Dictionary definitions for discloser

disclose

verb (tr)
  1. to make (information) known
  2. to allow to be seen; lay bare
Derived Formsdiscloser, noun
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Word Origin and History for discloser

disclose

v.

late 14c., from Old French desclos "open, exposed, plain, explicit," past participle of desclore (Modern French déclore) "open, break open, unlock, reveal," from des- (see dis-) + clore "to close" (see close (v.)). Related: Disclosed; disclosing.

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