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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.


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.


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

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


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

SamplesThe curtain rose to disclose a stunning set.


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.


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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