What does divulge mean?

Definitions for divulge
dɪˈvʌldʒ, daɪ-di·vulge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let outverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. divulgeverb

    To make public; to several or communicate to the public; to tell (a secret) so that it may become generally known; to disclose; -- said of that which had been confided as a secret, or had been before unknown; as, to divulge a secret.

  2. divulgeverb

    To indicate publicly; to proclaim.

  3. Etymology: divulgare, from di- + vulgare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DIVULGEverb

    Etymology: divulgo, Latin.

    Men are better contented to have their commendations suppressed than the contrary much divulged. Richard Hooker, Dedicat.

    I will pluck the veil of modesty from the so seeming mistress Page, and divulge Page himself for a secure and wilful Acteon. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    These answers in the silent night receiv’d,
    The king himself divulg’d, the land believ’d. John Dryden, Æn.

    You are deprived of the right over your own sentiments, of the privilege of every human creature, to divulge or conceal them. Alexander Pope.

    The cabinets of the sick, and the closets of the dead, have been ransacked to publish our private letters, and divulge to all mankind the most secret sentiments of friendship. Alexander Pope.

    This is true glory and renown, when God
    Looking on th’ earth, with approbation, marks
    The just man, and divulges him through heav’n
    To all his angels, who with true applause
    Recount his praises. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divulgeverb

    to make public; to several or communicate to the public; to tell (a secret) so that it may become generally known; to disclose; -- said of that which had been confided as a secret, or had been before unknown; as, to divulge a secret

  2. Divulgeverb

    to indicate publicly; to proclaim

  3. Divulgeverb

    to impart; to communicate

  4. Divulgeverb

    to become publicly known

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Divulge

    di-vulj′, v.t. to spread abroad among the vulgar or the people: to make public: to reveal.—v.t. Divul′gate, to publish.—n. Divulgā′tion. [Fr.,—L. divulgāredis, among, vulgāre, vulgus, the common people. See Folk.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of divulge in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of divulge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of divulge in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Chan:

    Issuers sometimes don't like it when you're doing an IPO for the competitors on a concurrent timetable because they will worry that you might divulge information to the benefit of the other clients.

  2. Ben Carson:

    I don't think it's useful to divulge that because they would be certainly unhappy if I did.

  3. Cornelius Clark:

    I can only tell you so much, and that's not one of the things I can divulge.

  4. Joyce Carol Oates:

    If you explore beneath shyness or party chit-chat, you can sometimes turn a dull exchange into an intriguing one. I've found this to be particularly true in the case of professors or intellectuals, who are full of fascinating information, but need encouragement before they'll divulge it.

  5. Themba Mchunu:

    In my culture people don't like to divulge your sickness. It's about pride, more or less. Just like in my culture, when I grew up, you would never go to people and say, 'I am hungry'.

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