divulge

[ dih-vuhlj, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈvʌldʒ, daɪ- /

verb (used with object), di·vulged, di·vulg·ing.

to disclose or reveal (something private, secret, or previously unknown).

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Origin of divulge

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English (from Anglo-French ), from Latin dīvulgāre, equivalent to dī-di-2 + vulgāre “to make general or common, to spread” (vulg(us) “the masses” + -āre infinitive suffix)

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See reveal.

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British Dictionary definitions for divulge

divulge
/ (daɪˈvʌldʒ) /

verb

(tr; may take a clause as object) to make known (something private or secret); disclose

Derived forms of divulge

divulgence or divulgement, noundivulger, noun

Word Origin for divulge

C15: from Latin dīvulgāre, from di- ² + vulgāre to spread among the people, from vulgus the common people
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