disclose vs expose what difference

what is difference between disclose and expose

English

Etymology

From Middle English disclosen, from Middle French desclos, from Old French desclore, itself from Vulgar Latin disclaudere, from Latin dis- + claudere (to close, shut) or as a variant of discludo, discludere (cf. disclude).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈkləʊz/
  • Rhymes: -əʊz

Verb

disclose (third-person singular simple present discloses, present participle disclosing, simple past and past participle disclosed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To open up, unfasten.
  2. (transitive) To uncover, physically expose to view.
    Synonyms: reveal, unveil
    • The shells being broken, [] the stone included in them is thereby disclosed and set at liberty.
    • 1972, Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things, McGraw-Hill 1972, p. 13:
      Its brown curtain was only half drawn, disclosing the elegant legs, clad in transparent black, of a female seated inside.
  3. (transitive) To expose to the knowledge of others; to make known, state openly, reveal.
    Synonyms: reveal, unveil, divulge, publish, impart
    • If I disclose my passion, / Our friendship’s at an end.

Synonyms

  • (to expose to the knowledge of others): bring to light, expose, reveal; See also Thesaurus:divulge
  • (to make known, state openly): impart, make known, publish; See also Thesaurus:announce

Antonyms

  • cover up
  • withhold

Derived terms

  • discloser

Related terms

  • disclosure

Translations

Noun

disclose (plural discloses)

  1. (obsolete) A disclosure.


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French exposer (to lay open, set forth), from Latin expōnō (set forth), with contamination from poser (to lay, place). Doublet of expound, via Old French espondre (to set forth, explain), from the same Latin term.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪkˈspəʊz/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪkˈspoʊz/, /ɛkˈspoʊz/
  • Rhymes: -əʊz

Verb

expose (third-person singular simple present exposes, present participle exposing, simple past and past participle exposed)

  1. (transitive) To reveal, uncover, make visible, bring to light, introduce to.
  2. (transitive) To subject photographic film to light thereby recording an image.
  3. (transitive) To abandon, especially an unwanted baby in the wilderness.
    • 1893, Fridtjof Nansen, Eskimo Life, page 152:
      This they do, as a rule, by exposing the child or throwing it into the sea.
  4. To submit to an active (mostly dangerous) substance like an allergen, ozone, nicotine, solvent, or to any other stress, in order to test the reaction, resistance, etc.
  5. (computing, transitive) To make available to other parts of a program, or to other programs.
    • 2000, Robert C. Martin, More C++ Gems (page 266)
      In the OO world, the word is to hide the structure of the data, and expose only functionality. OO designers expose an object to the world in terms of the services it provides.

Synonyms

  • (to reveal): bare, nake; see Thesaurus:reveal
    • (a hidden aspect of one’s character): bewray
    • (to remove clothing): doff; see Thesaurus:undress

Derived terms

  • expose oneself
  • exposure
  • exposition

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛk.spoz/

Verb

expose

  1. first-person singular present indicative of exposer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of exposer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of exposer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of exposer
  5. second-person singular imperative of exposer

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