disclose

[dih-sklohz]

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.

noun

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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Related Words for undisclosed

hidden, confidential, concealed, sealed, secret, unrevealed

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British Dictionary definitions for undisclosed

undisclosed

adjective

not made known or revealedan undisclosed sum

disclose

verb (tr)

to make (information) known
to allow to be seen; lay bare
Derived Formsdiscloser, noun
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Word Origin and History for undisclosed
adj.

1560s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of disclose.

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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