[dih-vuhlj, dahy-]

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

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

Origin of divulge

1425–75; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin dīvulgāre, equivalent to dī- di-2 + vulgāre to make general or common, to spread (vulg(us) the masses + -āre infinitive suffix)
Related formsdi·vulge·ment, noundi·vulg·er, nounnon·di·vulg·ing, adjectiveun·di·vulged, adjectiveun·di·vulg·ing, adjective

Synonyms for divulge

See reveal.
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(tr; may take a clause as object) to make known (something private or secret); disclose
Derived Formsdivulgence 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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Word Origin and History for undivulged



mid-15c., from Latin divulgare "publish, make common," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + vulgare "make common property," from vulgus "common people" (see vulgar). Related: Divulged; divulging.

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