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English noun: expose

1. expose (communication) the exposure of an impostor or a fraud


SamplesHe published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government.


Synonymsunmasking


Broader (hypernym)exposure


English verb: expose

1. expose (perception) expose or make accessible to some action or influence


SamplesExpose your students to art.
Expose the blanket to sunshine.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)subject


Narrower (hyponym)aerate, air, air out, insolate, overexpose, solarise, solarize, sun, underexpose, ventilate

2. expose (communication) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret


SamplesThe auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold.
The actress won't reveal how old she is.
Bring out the truth.
He broke the news to her.
Unwrap the evidence in the murder case.


Synonymsbreak, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)tell


Narrower (hyponym)babble, babble out, betray, bewray, blab, blab out, blackwash, blow, come out, come out of the closet, confide, leak, let the cat out of the bag, muckrake, out, out, peach, reveal, sing, spill the beans, spring, talk, tattle


Causebreak, get around, get out


Verb groupbreak, get around, get out

3. expose (perception) to show, make visible or apparent


SamplesThe Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month.
Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?.
National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship.


Synonymsdisplay, exhibit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)show


Narrower (hyponym)bench, brandish, bring forth, flash, flaunt, gibbet, hold up, model, model, moon, open, ostentate, pillory, pose, posture, produce, show off, sit, swank

4. expose (contact) remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body


SamplesUncover your belly.
The man exposed himself in the subway.


Synonymsuncover


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)bare, unclothe, undo, undrape, unmask, unveil, unwrap


Antonymscover

5. expose (perception) disclose to view as by removing a cover


SamplesThe curtain rose to disclose a stunning set.


Synonymsdisclose


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring out, reveal, uncover, unveil


Narrower (hyponym)face

6. expose (communication) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position


Synonymsendanger, peril, queer, scupper


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on


Narrower (hyponym)compromise

7. expose (perception) expose to light, of photographic film


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)subject


Narrower (hyponym)overexpose, underexpose


Domain categoryphotography, picture taking

8. expose (communication) expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas


SamplesThe physicist debunked the psychic's claims.


Synonymsdebunk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blackguard, guy, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, rib, ridicule, roast


Narrower (hyponym)uncloak, unmask

9. expose (cognition) abandon by leaving out in the open air


SamplesThe infant was exposed by the teenage mother.
After Christmas, many pets get abandoned.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abandon, desert, desolate, forsake









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