- 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.
- 2disclose something to allow something that was hidden to be seen synonym reveal The door swung open, disclosing a long dark passage. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French desclos-, stem of desclore, based on Latin claudere
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//