Definition of Expose

1. Noun. The exposure of an impostor or a fraud. "He published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"

Exact synonyms: Unmasking
Generic synonyms: Exposure
Derivative terms: Unmask, Unmask

2. Verb. Expose or make accessible to some action or influence. "Expose the blanket to sunshine"
Generic synonyms: Subject
Specialized synonyms: Ventilate, Insolate, Solarise, Solarize, Sun, Aerate, Air, Air Out, Overexpose, Underexpose
Derivative terms: Exposure, Exposure

3. 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 expose that there was a traffic accident "; "Unwrap the evidence in the murder case"

4. Verb. To show, make visible or apparent. "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
Exact synonyms: Display, Exhibit
Generic synonyms: Show
Specialized synonyms: Open, Bring Forth, Produce, Hold Up, Bench, Moon, Flash, Flaunt, Ostentate, Show Off, Swank, Brandish, Model, Model, Pose, Posture, Sit, Gibbet, Pillory
Derivative terms: Display, Exhibit, Exhibition, Exposure

5. Verb. Remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body. "The man exposed himself in the subway"
Exact synonyms: Uncover
Specialized synonyms: Undo, Unwrap, Undrape, Unclothe, Bare, Unmask, Unveil
Antonyms: Cover

6. Verb. Disclose to view as by removing a cover. "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
Exact synonyms: Disclose
Specialized synonyms: Face
Generic synonyms: Bring Out, Reveal, Uncover, Unveil
Derivative terms: Exposure

7. Verb. Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position.
Exact synonyms: Endanger, Peril, Queer, Scupper
Generic synonyms: Affect, Bear On, Bear Upon, Impact, Touch, Touch On
Specialized synonyms: Compromise
Derivative terms: Exposure, Peril, Peril, Peril

8. Verb. Expose to light, of photographic film.
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking
Generic synonyms: Subject
Specialized synonyms: Overexpose, Underexpose
Derivative terms: Exposure, Exposure

9. Verb. Expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas. "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
Exact synonyms: Debunk
Generic synonyms: Blackguard, Guy, Jest At, Laugh At, Make Fun, Poke Fun, Rib, Ridicule, Roast
Specialized synonyms: Uncloak, Unmask
Derivative terms: Debunking

10. Verb. Abandon by leaving out in the open air. "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"
Generic synonyms: Abandon, Desert, Desolate, Forsake
Derivative terms: Exposure

Definition of Expose

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Expose

1. Verb. (transitive) to uncover, make visible, bring to daylight, introduce to ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to subject photographic film to light thus ruining it or taking a picture if controlled ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to abandon, especially an unwanted baby in the wilderness ¹

4. Noun. publication of some disreputable facts ¹

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Definition of Expose

1. to lay open to view [v -POSED, -POSING, -POSES]

Medical Definition of Expose

1. To perform or undergo exposure. Origin: O. Fr. Exposer, fr. L. Ex-pono, pp. Ex-positum, to set out, expose (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expose

expose (current term)
expose oneself
exposed pulp

Literary usage of Expose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"It is best to expose two kinds of paper, selected according to the season, so that, in case the amount of dew is too great to be indicated by one sheet, ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"... task for using the expression' take a drive,' she treated him ' with an hauteur to which he would not again expose himself (Fifty Years' Recollections ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... they were, therefore, unwilling to expose the Weakness of theire King, who was esily imposed uppon by his Favourites, for compassing their own private ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... nor could they suppress a rising murmur, that the haughty emperor should thus expose to public ignominy the person of a Roman and a magistrate.^! ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1883)
"This muscle must be removed and the pterygoid attachment of the Superior constrictor dissected away, in order to expose the next muscle. ..."

6. Transactions by National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association, Institution of Public Health Engineers (Great Britain) (1890)
"METHODS OF PRESERVING TIMBER IN SITUATIONS WHICH expose IT TO DECAY. BY JAMES FRANCIS, LOWELL, MASS. The perishable nature of wood, especially when placed ..."

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