What does expose mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term expose:


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

  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

  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

  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

  5. Expose(verb)

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

  6. Origin: [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.]

Suggested Resources

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce expose?

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    US English
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    British
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How to say expose in sign language?

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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. Apple LaserWriter manual:

    Do not expose your LaserWriter to fire or intense heat.

  2. Matteo Mecacci:

    They expose the atheistic Chinese leadership's lack of legitimacy on this matter.

  3. Mischa Peterson:

    We don't want to expose Cleveland Clinic Children to any increased risk of infection.

  4. Angela Meneses:

    To go there is to expose myself, so what will I do on Sunday? Pray. There's no other option.

  5. Brian Grazer:

    A Beautiful Mind, what we're trying to do is expose people to the unique qualities of this band.

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