expose vs uncover what difference

what is difference between expose and uncover

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


English

Etymology

From Middle English uncoveren, equivalent to un- +‎ cover.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ʌnˈkʌvɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ʌnˈkʌvə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ʌvə(r)

Verb

uncover (third-person singular simple present uncovers, present participle uncovering, simple past and past participle uncovered)

  1. To remove a cover from.
    The model railway was uncovered.
  2. To reveal the identity of.
    The murderer has finally been uncovered.
  3. To show openly; to disclose; to reveal.
  4. (reflexive, intransitive) To remove one’s hat or cap as a mark of respect.
    • 1824, Town and Country Tales (page 115)
      Alfred, surprised to meet his father, whom he thought absent from home, [] stood, holding his firelock in one hand, and his hat in the other, having uncovered himself as soon as he perceived his father.
  5. (reflexive, intransitive) To expose the genitalia.
  6. (military, transitive) To expose (lines of formation of troops) successively by the wheeling to right or left of the lines in front.

Synonyms

  • (to show openly): expose, uncloak; see also Thesaurus:reveal
  • (to remove one’s hat or cap): doff, uncoif, unhat; see also Thesaurus:undress

Antonyms

  • cover up

Translations


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