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exposé

  

      n  
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.  


expose  
      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  
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exposé

  
  
disclosure, divulgence, exposure, revelation, uncovering  


expose  
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  
  
Antonyms     
  
1, 2 & 3    conceal, cover, hide, keep secret, mask, protect, screen, shelter, shield  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
v.
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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