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      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  

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.  
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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  

disclosure, divulgence, exposure, revelation, uncovering  

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exposé, expose oneself

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