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expose

[ ik-spohz ]
/ ɪkˈspoʊz /
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verb (used with object), ex·posed, ex·pos·ing.

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Nearby words

export-import bank, exportable, exportation, exporter, exposal, expose, exposed, exposit, exposition, expositor, expository

Idioms

    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.
Related forms
Can be confusedexpose exposé
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British Dictionary definitions for self-exposing (1 of 2)

expose

/ (ɪkˈspəʊz) /

verb (tr)

Derived Formsexposable, adjectiveexposal, nounexposer, noun

Word Origin for expose

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

British Dictionary definitions for self-exposing (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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