What does expose mean?

Definitions for expose
ˌɛk spoʊˈzeɪex·pose

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word expose.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. expose, unmaskingverb

    the exposure of an impostor or a fraud

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

  2. exposeverb

    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 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"

  4. expose, exhibit, displayverb

    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, exposeverb

    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, exposeverb

    disclose to view as by removing a cover

    "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"

  7. queer, expose, scupper, endanger, perilverb

    put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

  8. exposeverb

    expose to light, of photographic film

  9. debunk, exposeverb

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

    "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"

  10. exposeverb

    abandon by leaving out in the open air

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

Wiktionary

  1. exposénoun

    publication of some disreputable facts

  2. exposeverb

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

  3. exposeverb

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

  4. exposeverb

    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. Exposeverb

    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. Exposeverb

    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. Exposeverb

    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. Exposeverb

    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. Exposeverb

    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. Peter Hayes:

    (The test) was clearly aimed to put pressure on China and to expose the fecklessness of Tillerson's threat to somehow stop the regime.

  2. Doug Marsden:

    It’s going to allow people in and out of the city for major events with less congestion, it’s going to allow them to find parking spots quicker through mobile applications on their phones and parking lot sensors. It will expose people to these advanced technologies that are going to be commonplace in five, 10 years.

  3. Akhenaten:

    As the ostrich when pursued hideth his head, but forgetteth his body; so the fears of a coward expose him to danger.

  4. Barbara Blaine:

    Those who commit clergy sex crimes are sometimes charged. But those who conceal those crimes are rarely charged, we hope these charges will prompt more victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to come forward, call police, expose wrongdoers, protect kids and start healing.

  5. Mary McCarthy:

    The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner's visit to Congress -- these, for the most part, illiterate hacks whose fancy vests are spotted with gravy, and whose speeches, hypocritical, unctuous, and slovenly, are spotted also with the gravy of political patronage, these persons are a reflection on the democratic process rather than of it; they expose it in its process rather than of it; they expose it in its underwear.

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Translations for expose

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  • експонирам, откривам, разкривамBulgarian
  • vystavit, exponovatCzech
  • entblößen, offenbaren, aufdeckenGerman
  • exponer, revelar, exhibir, descubrirSpanish
  • valottaa, paljastaaFinnish
  • exposerFrench
  • rùisg, foillsich, nochdScottish Gaelic
  • paparIndonesian
  • 暴露する, 暴く, 晒す, 露光させるJapanese
  • rakorako, whakaariMāori
  • [[zichtbaar]] [[maken]], blootstellen, blootleggenDutch
  • ukazać, odsłonić, naświetlićPolish
  • revelar, exporPortuguese
  • expune, a face publicRomanian
  • раскрывать, обнажать, делать выдержку, выставлятьRussian
  • blottlägga, exponeraSwedish
  • เปิดเผยThai

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