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Definitions of expose

  1. expose while ridiculing; esp. of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the exposure of an impostor or a fraud; "he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. abandon by leaving out in the open air, as of a child or an animal; "The infact was exposed by the teenage mother" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. expose to light, of photographic film Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. abandon by leaving out in the open air; "The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"; "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. to show, make visible or apparent; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the like; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat, liar, or hypocrite. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A formal recital or exposition of facts; exposure, or revelation, of something which some one wished to keep concealed. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To lay open; uncover; reveal; put forward for sale; disclose; place in peril. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. A formal recital of the facts of a case; an undesired or undesirable exposure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To place or lay forth to view: to deprive of cover, protection, or shelter: to make bare: to explain: to make liable to: to disclose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. EXPOSER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To lay bare; deprive of cover or shelter; place in danger. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To lay open; display; disclose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. To place in a perilous situation; abandon to probable destruction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. An undesirable or embarrassing disclosure or exposure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A formal explanatory statement; an exposition; exposure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To lay open to view; to lay hare or uncover from what protects or shelters; to make liable or to subject; to put in the power of; to lay open to attack, censure, ridicule, or contempt; to put in danger; to cast out unprotected; to exhibit; to expound. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To set out to public view; to exhibit; to disclose; to lay open; to make bare; to put in danger; to offer for sale. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. A formal recital of facts; reasons for explanation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. eks-p[=o]z', v.t. to lay forth to view: to deprive of cover, protection, or shelter: to make bare: to abandon (an infant): to explain: to make liable to: to disclose: to show up.--ns. EXPOSÉ (eks-p[=o]-z[=a]'), an exposing: a shameful showing up: a formal recital or exposition; EXPOS'EDNESS, the act of exposing: the state of being exposed; EXPOS'ER; EXPOSI'TION, act of exposing: a setting out to public view: the abandonment of a child: a public exhibition: act of expounding, or laying open of the meaning of an author: explanation: commentary.--adj. EXPOS'ITIVE, serving to expose or explain: explanatory: exegetical.--n. EXPOS'ITOR, one who, or that which, expounds: an interpreter:--fem. EXPOS'ITRESS.--adj. EXPOS'ITORY, serving to explain: explanatory.--n. EXP[=O]'SURE (Shak., EXPOS'TURE), act of laying open or bare: act of showing up an evil: state of being laid bare: openness to danger: position with regard to the sun, influence of climate, &c. [Fr. exposer--L. expon[)e]re, to expose.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. Leave (person, thing) unprotected (esp. from weather); subject to (risk &c.); (Photog.) subject (plate) to light; turn (child) out of doors to perish; (p.p.) open to (the East &c.); exhibit, display; put up for sale; disclose (secret, project, &c.); unmask (villain, villany). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. Statement of facts; showing up (of discreditable thing). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. n. [French] A formal statement or exposition; — usually in a bad sense, exposure of deceitful or immoral character, motives, or conduct. Cabinet Dictionary
  33. To lay open, to make liable to; to lay open, to make bare; to lay open to censure or ridicule; to put in danger; to cast out to chance. Complete Dictionary

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