Definitions for exposeˌɛk spoʊˈzeɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to lay open to danger, attack, or harm:
exposing soldiers to gunfire; to expose people to disease.
to uncover; bare:
to expose one's head to the rain.
to present to view; exhibit.
to make known; reveal:
exposed her intentions.
to bring to light; unmask:
to expose a swindler.
to desert in an unprotected place; abandon.
to subject, as to the action of something:
to expose a photographic plate to light.
Origin of expose:
1425–75; late ME < OF exposer=ex-ex -1+poser to put (see pose1), see expound
a public revelation, as of something discreditable:
a magazine exposé of political corruption.
Origin of exposé:
1795–1805; < F, n. use of ptp. of exposer to expose
the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
"he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
expose or make accessible to some action or influence
"Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"
unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out(verb)
make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
"The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
expose, exhibit, display(verb)
to show, make visible or apparent
"The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
"uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"
disclose to view as by removing a cover
"The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril(verb)
put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
expose to light, of photographic film
expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
"The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
abandon by leaving out in the open air
"The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"; "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to show people secret information
to expose political corruption
to uncover sth hidden; = reveal
His shirt ripped, exposing a long scar on his back.
to show your sexual organs in public in a way that offends others
to allow to be affected by sth harmful
Exposing the plant to too much sun can harm it.; video games that expose children to violence
to give sb a positive experience
programs that expose city kids to environmental issues
to allow light onto film, resulting in a photograph
***to expose the film
to uncover, make visible, bring to daylight, introduce to
to subject photographic film to light thus ruining it or taking a picture if controlled
to abandon, especially an unwanted baby in the wilderness
This they do, as a rule, by exposing the child or throwing it into the sea. --Nansen, Eskimo Life (1893), page 152
to set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection
to lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat
to deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the like; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor
to disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat, liar, or hypocrite
a formal recital or exposition of facts; exposure, or revelation, of something which some one wished to keep concealed
Exposé is an American vocal group. Primarily consisting of lead vocalists Ann Curless, Jeanette Jurado, and Gioia Bruno, the group achieved much of their success between 1987 and 1993, becoming the first group to have four top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from their debut album, including their 1988 #1 hit "Seasons Change". The group was popular in dance clubs, mainstream Top 40 and adult contemporary charts in the United States. The group actively toured and recorded music from 1985 to 1995, then retired from recording and public performances until 2003, and currently tour today.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'expose' in Verbs Frequency: #546
Translations for expose
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to uncover; to leave unprotected from (eg weather, danger, observation etc)
Paintings should not be exposed to direct sunlight; Don't expose children to danger.
- يُعَرِّض، يَكْشِفArabic
- exporPortuguese (BR)
- afdække; blotlægge; udsætte forDanish
- εκθέτω, αποκαλύπτωGreek
- paljaks jätma, kaitsetuks jätmaEstonian
- در معرض قرار دادن؛ بی پناه کردنFarsi
- לַחֲשוֹף ל-Hebrew
- láta óvarinn; stofna í hættuIcelandic
- (iš)statyti, palikti neapsaugotąLithuanian
- pakļaut (saules, vēja u. tml.) iedarbībai; atstāt neaizsargātuLatvian
- avsløre; utsette (for), eksponereNorwegian
- wystawiać (na działanie)Polish
- در معرض قرار دادن؛ بی پناه کردنPersian
- په درشل كى كيښودلPashto
- a expuneRomanian
- подвергать действиюRussian
- utsätta, exponeraSwedish
- açıkta/meydanda/maruz bırakmakTurkish
- 曝露Chinese (Trad.)
- залишати беззахисним; піддаватиUkrainian
- کھلا ، بچاؤ کے بغیر چھوڑ دیناUrdu
- phơi bàyVietnamese
- 暴露Chinese (Simp.)
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