Synonyms Word Origin 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. Origin of disclose 1350–1400; Middle English disclosen, desclosen
Old French desclos-,
des- dis- 1
to close <
close Related forms 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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British Dictionary definitions for self-disclosed to make (information) known to allow to be seen; lay bare Derived Forms discloser, noun
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Word Origin and History for self-disclosed 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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