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UK [dɪsˈkləʊz] / US [dɪsˈkloʊz] verb [transitive]
Word forms "disclose":
present tense I/you/we/they disclose he/she/it discloses present participle disclosing past tense disclosed past participle disclosed
1) to give information to people, especially information that was secret

Most of the people interviewed requested that their identity should not be disclosed.

disclose that:

They were reluctant to disclose that profits had fallen.

disclose what/where/how etc:

Officials did not disclose where the explosives were alleged to have been planted.

2) mainly literary to allow someone to see something by moving the thing that covers or hides it

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • disclose — dis·close /dis klōz/ vt: to make known or reveal to another or to the public Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. disclose …   Law dictionary

  • disclose — UK US /dɪsˈkləʊz/ verb [I or T] ► to give secret, private, or personal information because you must do so for financial, insurance, or legal reasons: »Shareholders are required to disclose their receipt of tax exempt interest on their federal… …   Financial and business terms

  • Disclose — Dis*close , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disclosed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disclosing}.] [OE. desclosen, disclosen, fr. disclos, desclos, not shut in, open, OF. desclos, p. p. of desclore to open, F. d[ e]clore; pref. des (L. dis ) + clore to shut, fr. L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disclose — Dis*close , n. Disclosure. [Obs.] Shak. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disclose — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. desclos open, exposed, plain, explicit, pp. of desclore (Mod.Fr. déclore) open, break open, unlock, reveal, from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + clore to close (see CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.)). Related: Disclosed; …   Etymology dictionary

  • disclose — *reveal, divulge, tell, discover, betray Analogous words: confess, admit, own, *acknowledge, avow: *declare, proclaim, announce, publish, broadcast, advertise Contrasted words: conceal, *hide: cloak, mask, dissemble, *disguise, camouflage …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disclose — [v] reveal, make public acknowledge, admit, avow, bare, betray, blab, bring to light*, broadcast, come out of the closet*, communicate, confess, discover, display, divulge, exhibit, expose, give away, impart, lay bare, leak, let slip, make known …   New thesaurus

  • disclose — ► VERB 1) make (secret or new information) known. 2) expose to view. DERIVATIVES discloser noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disclose — [dis klōz′] vt. disclosed, disclosing [ME disclosen < base of OFr desclore: see DIS & CLOSE2] 1. to bring into view; uncover 2. to reveal; make known; specif., to reveal (dental plaque) as by applying a special coloring agent to the teeth SYN …   English World dictionary

  • Disclose — This article is about a Japanese Band. For the noun, see Disclosure (disambiguation) Disclose were a Japanese D beat band from Kōchi City, heavily influenced by Discharge. Their sound heavily replicates Discharge s style, with an increased use of …   Wikipedia

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