Definition of Divulge

1. 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. "They divulge that there was a traffic accident "; "Unwrap the evidence in the murder case"




Definition of Divulge

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To become publicly known.

Definition of Divulge

1. Verb. 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. ¹

2. Verb. To indicate publicly; to proclaim. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Divulge

1. to reveal [v -VULGED, -VULGING, -VULGES] - See also: reveal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Divulge

divorceth
divorcible
divorcing
divorcive
divot
divots
divs
divulgate
divulgated
divulgater
divulgaters
divulgates
divulgating
divulgation
divulgations
divulge (current term)
divulged
divulgement
divulgence
divulgences
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divulgers
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divulging
divulse
divulsed
divulses
divulsing
divulsion
divulsions

Literary usage of Divulge

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1. Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English by Charles John Smith (1893)
"To divulge often follows upon revealing, being a spreading abroa! of the ... The term REVEAL conveys a favourable, as divulge an unfavourable, impression. ..."

2. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"divulge, in Latin dim/go, that is, in diverso* vulgo, signifies to make vulgar in different parts. DISCLOSE signifies to make (he reverse of close. ..."

3. The Practice of Conveyancing: Comprising Every Usual Deed, Analytically and by James Stewart (1829)
"... a Principal and Surety that the Former shall not Not divulge divulge Secret of Trade. Commencement LIII. 3. Recitals and Condition LXVIII. secret. 26. ..."

4. Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages by Henry Neuman, Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti (1842)
"Not to make a good use of one's time. that one know», to divulge the whole secret VAGAMENTE, ad. ... To tell or divulge what should be kept secret. 3. ..."

5. The Grecian History: From the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great by Oliver Goldsmith (1826)
"However, he did not divulge these thoughts to any one: well knowing, that, upon the approach of a battle, a general ought not to discover the least marks of ..."

6. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1860)
"... and the tenacity with which the whole chemical world has been sticking to it ever since its imaginative author pleased to divulge it : and all this ..."

7. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1888)
"The legislation of the session includes the following acts : Punishing persons who divulge the secrets of grand juries. ..."

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