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1    the act or an instance of bringing a scandal, crime, etc., to public notice  
2    an article, book, or statement that discloses a scandal, crime, etc.  

      vb   tr  
1    to display for viewing; exhibit  
2    to bring to public notice; disclose; reveal  
to expose the facts     
3    to divulge the identity of; unmask  
4    foll by: to   to make subject or susceptible (to attack, criticism, etc.)  
5    to abandon (a child, animal, etc.) in the open to die  
6    foll by: to   to introduce (to) or acquaint (with)  
he was exposed to the classics at an early age     
7      (Photog)   to subject (a photographic film or plate) to light, X-rays, or some other type of actinic radiation  
8      (R.C. Church)   to exhibit (the consecrated Eucharistic Host or a relic) for public veneration  
9    expose oneself   to display one's sexual organs in public  
     (C15: from Old French exposer, from Latin exponere to set out; see exponent)  
  exposable      adj  
  exposal      n  
  exposer      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


disclosure, divulgence, exposure, revelation, uncovering  

1    display, exhibit, manifest, present, put on view, reveal, show, take the wraps off, uncover, unveil  
2    air, betray, blow wide open     (slang)   bring to light, denounce, detect, disclose, divulge, lay bare, let out, make known, out     (informal)   reveal, show up, smoke out, uncover, unearth, unmask  
3    endanger, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, lay open, leave open, make vulnerable, risk, subject  
4      (with)       to   acquaint with, bring into contact with, familiarize with, introduce to, make conversant with  
1, 2 & 3    conceal, cover, hide, keep secret, mask, protect, screen, shelter, shield  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
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