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Definition 1: the exposure of an impostor or a fraud - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where expose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government

Synonyms for expose in the sense of this definition

(expose is a kind of ...) the disclosure of something secret

"they feared exposure of their campaign plans"

Definition 2: abandon by leaving out in the open air - [verb of cognition]

Samples where expose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The infant was exposed by the teenage mother
  • After Christmas, many pets get abandoned

(expose is a kind of ...) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

"The mother deserted her children"

Definition 3: expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas - [verb of communication]

Samples where expose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The physicist debunked the psychic's claims

Synonyms for expose in the sense of this definition

(expose is a kind of ...) subject to laughter or ridicule

"The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house" "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher" "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"

(... is a kind of expose ) reveal the true nature of

"The journal article unmasked the corrupt politician"

Definition 4: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret - [verb of communication]

Samples where expose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The 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
  • The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings

Synonyms for expose in the sense of this definition

(expose is a kind of ...) let something be known

"Tell them that you will be late"

(... is a kind of expose ) bring (information) out of concealment

(... is a kind of expose ) divulge confidential information or secrets

"Be careful--his secretary talks"

(... is a kind of expose ) tell anonymously

"The news were leaked to the paper"

(... is a kind of expose ) reveal in private; tell confidentially

(... is a kind of expose ) reveal unintentionally

"Her smile betrayed her true feelings"

(... is a kind of expose ) disclose directly or through prophets

"God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"

(... is a kind of expose ) produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly

"He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"

(... is a kind of expose ) to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality

"This actor outed last year"

(... is a kind of expose ) reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle

"The gay actor was outed last week" "Someone outed a CIA agent"

(... is a kind of expose ) cause to be revealed and jeopardized

"The story blew their cover" "The double agent was blown by the other side"

(... is a kind of expose ) explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures

"This reporter was well-known for his muckraking"

(expose has a similar meaning as ...) be released or become known; of news

"News of her death broke in the morning"

Definition 5: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for expose in the sense of this definition

(expose is a kind of ...) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

(... is a kind of expose ) expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute

"The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"

Definition 6: remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body - [verb of contact]

Samples where expose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • uncover your belly
  • The man exposed himself in the subway

Synonyms for expose in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of expose ) remove the outer cover or wrapping of

"Let's unwrap the gifts!" "undo the parcel"

(... is a kind of expose ) strip something of drapery

(... is a kind of expose ) take the covers off

"She unclothed her innermost feelings"

(... is a kind of expose ) lay bare

"bare your breasts" "bare your feelings"

(... is a kind of expose ) take the mask off

"unmask the imposter"

(... is a kind of expose ) remove the veil from

"Women must not unveil themselves in public in some religious societies"

Definition 7: to show, make visible or apparent - [verb of perception]

Samples where expose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The 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

Synonyms for expose in the sense of this definition

(expose is a kind of ...) make visible or noticeable

"She showed her talent for cooking" "Show me your etchings, please"

(... is a kind of expose ) assume a posture as for artistic purposes

"We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"

(... is a kind of expose ) display (clothes) as a mannequin

"model the latest fashion"

(... is a kind of expose ) exhibit aggressively

"brandish a sword"

(... is a kind of expose ) display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

"he showed off his new sports car"

(... is a kind of expose ) expose one's buttocks to

"moon the audience"

(... is a kind of expose ) exhibit on a bench

"bench the poodles at the dog show"

(... is a kind of expose ) hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration

(... is a kind of expose ) bring out for display

"The proud father produced many pictures of his baby" "The accused brought forth a letter in court that he claims exonerates him"

(... is a kind of expose ) display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer

(... is a kind of expose ) expose to ridicule or public scorn

Definition 8: expose to light, of photographic film - [verb of perception]

(expose is a kind of ...) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

"He subjected me to his awful poetry" "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

(... is a kind of expose ) expose to too much light

"the photographic film was overexposed and there is no image"

(... is a kind of expose ) expose to too little light

"The film is underexposed, so the image is very dark"

(expose belongs to category ...) the act of taking and printing photographs

Definition 9: expose or make accessible to some action or influence - [verb of perception]

Samples where expose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Expose your students to art
  • expose the blanket to sunshine

(expose is a kind of ...) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

"He subjected me to his awful poetry" "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

(... is a kind of expose ) expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage

"Wheat should be well ventilated"

(... is a kind of expose ) expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun

"insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble" "These herbs suffer when sunned"

(... is a kind of expose ) expose to fresh air

"aerate your old sneakers"

(... is a kind of expose ) expose excessively

"As a child, I was overexposed to French movies"

(... is a kind of expose ) expose insufficiently

"The child was underexposed to language"

Definition 10: reveal to view as by removing a cover - [verb of perception]

Samples where expose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set

Synonyms for expose in the sense of this definition

(expose is a kind of ...) make visible

"Summer brings out bright clothes" "He brings out the best in her"

(... is a kind of expose ) turn so as to expose the face

"face a playing card"

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