What does expose mean?

Definitions for expose
ˌɛk spoʊˈzeɪex·pose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expose, unmasking(verb)

    the exposure of an impostor or a fraud

    "he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"

  2. expose(verb)

    expose or make accessible to some action or influence

    "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. uncover, expose(verb)

    remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body

    "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"

  6. disclose, expose(verb)

    disclose to view as by removing a cover

    "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"

  7. queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril(verb)

    put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

  8. expose(verb)

    expose to light, of photographic film

  9. debunk, expose(verb)

    expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

    "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"

  10. expose(verb)

    abandon by leaving out in the open air

    "The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"; "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"

Wiktionary

  1. exposé(Noun)

    publication of some disreputable facts

  2. expose(Verb)

    to uncover, make visible, bring to daylight, introduce to

  3. expose(Verb)

    to subject photographic film to light thus ruining it or taking a picture if controlled

  4. expose(Verb)

    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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expose(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [F., prop. p. p. of exposer. See Expose, v. t.]

  2. Expose(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [F., prop. p. p. of exposer. See Expose, v. t.]

  3. Expose(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [F., prop. p. p. of exposer. See Expose, v. t.]

  4. Expose(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [F., prop. p. p. of exposer. See Expose, v. t.]

  5. Expose(verb)

    a formal recital or exposition of facts; exposure, or revelation, of something which some one wished to keep concealed

    Etymology: [F., prop. p. p. of exposer. See Expose, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Expose

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Expose

    eks-pōz′, v.t. to lay forth to view: to deprive of cover, protection, or shelter: to make bare: to abandon (an infant): to explain: to make liable to: to disclose: to show up.—ns. Exposé (eks-pō-zā′), an exposing: a shameful showing up: a formal recital or exposition; Expos′edness, the act of exposing: the state of being exposed; Expos′er; Exposi′tion, act of exposing: a setting out to public view: the abandonment of a child: a public exhibition: act of expounding, or laying open of the meaning of an author: explanation: commentary.—adj. Expos′itive, serving to expose or explain: explanatory: exegetical.—n. Expos′itor, one who, or that which, expounds: an interpreter:—fem. Expos′itress.—adj. Expos′itory, serving to explain: explanatory.—n. Expō′sure (Shak., Expos′ture), act of laying open or bare: act of showing up an evil: state of being laid bare: openness to danger: position with regard to the sun, influence of climate, &c. [Fr. exposer—L. exponĕre, to expose.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expose' in Verbs Frequency: #546

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expose in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of expose in a Sentence

  1. Xiao Chaohua:

    They won't broadcast it because if they do, it'll expose one of China's problems the fact that children go missing here.

  2. Todd Lyons:

    These individuals were justifiably concerned that doing so would dangerously expose them to risk of infection given the cross-contamination with many different individuals from all over the facility who come and go from the medical unit and with many shared surfaces.

  3. Laura Mackenzie:

    Its important to prepare the dogs for any activity the handler may like to attend, the theater gives us the opportunity to expose the dogs to different stimuli such as lights, loud noises and movement of varying degrees. The dogs must remain relaxed in tight quarters for an extended period of time.

  4. Lynn Maalouf:

    Only a few weeks after the ruthless killing of Jamal Khashoggi, these shocking reports of torture, sexual harassment and other forms of ill-treatment, if verified, expose further outrageous human rights violations by the Saudi authorities.

  5. Mohamed Elshazly:

    Because disasters and conflicts lead to an increased incidence of mental health disorders, and because they expose the weak mental health systems in these countries, we get what we call a 'policy window', people tend to listen more when you talk about mental health during disasters and conflicts.

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Translations for expose

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  • експонирам, разкривам, откривамBulgarian
  • vystavit, exponovatCzech
  • entblößen, aufdecken, offenbarenGerman
  • exponer, exhibir, revelar, descubrirSpanish
  • valottaa, paljastaaFinnish
  • exposerFrench
  • foillsich, rùisg, nochdScottish Gaelic
  • paparIndonesian
  • 露光させる, 晒す, 暴く, 暴露するJapanese
  • rakorako, whakaariMāori
  • [[zichtbaar]] [[maken]], blootleggen, blootstellenDutch
  • naświetlić, odsłonić, ukazaćPolish
  • revelar, exporPortuguese
  • expune, a face publicRomanian
  • выставлять, раскрывать, обнажать, делать выдержкуRussian
  • blottlägga, exponeraSwedish
  • เปิดเผยThai

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