expose

[ ik-spohz ]
/ ɪkˈspoʊz /

verb (used with object), ex·posed, ex·pos·ing.

Idioms for expose

    expose oneself, to exhibit one's body, especially one's genitals, publicly in an immodest or exhibitionistic manner.

Origin of expose

1425–75; late Middle English exposen < Old French exposer, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + poser to put (see pose1), rendering Latin expōnere to put out, expose, set forth in words; see expound

SYNONYMS FOR expose

ANTONYMS FOR expose

5 conceal, hide, cover up.

OTHER WORDS FROM expose

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH expose

expose exposé
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Examples from the Web for exposer

  • Shakespearean scholars have pointed out the connection between the dramatist and the exposer of exorcism.

  • The two women clung to one another, knowing that the end had come, wondering who was to be their exposer.

  • It only made her resent the cruel perspicacity of their exposer, or possibly exercise a little more ingenuity in their inventions.

    Arundel|Edward Frederic Benson

British Dictionary definitions for exposer (1 of 2)

expose
/ (ɪkˈspəʊz) /

verb (tr)

Derived forms of expose

exposable, adjectiveexposal, nounexposer, noun

Word Origin for expose

C15: from Old French exposer, from Latin expōnere to set out; see exponent

British Dictionary definitions for exposer (2 of 2)

exposé
/ (ɛksˈpəʊzeɪ) /

noun

the act or an instance of bringing a scandal, crime, etc, to public notice
an article, book, or statement that discloses a scandal, crime, etc
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