Definition of disclose verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    disclose

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkləʊz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkloʊz//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disclose
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkləʊz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkloʊz//
     
    he / she / it discloses
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkləʊzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkloʊzɪz//
     
    past simple disclosed
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkləʊzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkloʊzd//
     
    past participle disclosed
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkləʊzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkloʊzd//
     
    -ing form disclosing
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkləʊzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkloʊzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1to give somebody information about something, especially something that was previously secret synonym reveal disclose something (to somebody) The spokesman refused to disclose details of the takeover to the press. disclose that… The report discloses that human error was to blame for the accident. it is disclosed that… It was disclosed that two women were being interviewed by the police. disclose what, whether, etc… I cannot disclose what we discussed.
  2. 2disclose something to allow something that was hidden to be seen synonym reveal The door swung open, disclosing a long dark passage.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French desclos-, stem of desclore, based on Latin claudere ‘to close’.Extra examples He had not fully disclosed all his business dealings. Members of Parliament are required to disclose all their financial interests. She refused to disclose the source of her information She was accused of disclosing confidential material to a competitor. She was ordered to disclose all the relevant documents. State law requires unions to disclose financial information. The amounts of money were higher than previously disclosed. The company has disclosed details of new plans to expand.
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