the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
"he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
expose or make accessible to some action or influence
"Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"
unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out(verb)
make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
"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"
crack, snitch, unveil, pick up, break away, give way, unwrap, key out, soften, scupper, get word, shop, split up, fall apart, part, collapse, shit, die, distinguish, transgress, learn, chance upon, weaken, exhibit, widen, bump, discover, light upon, demote, stop, set off, fall upon, break in, break out, separate, emit, split, go, give away, damp, undo, smash, name, come across, interrupt, founder, get a line, offend, get out, release, relegate, get wind, chance on, bring out, violate, reveal, divulge, pause, betray, let on, get around, wear out, cave in, debunk, conk out, put out, break-dance, denounce, check, break up, breach, introduce, come upon, publish, give, attain, see, strike, bring on, better, find out, grass, uncover, burst, go bad, peril, describe, break off, disclose, endanger, bust, identify, find, fail, rat, break dance, issue, dampen, let loose, fall in, erupt, let out, hear, intermit, ruin, kick downstairs, happen upon, fracture, break down, infract, produce, go against, come apart, bankrupt, give out, tell on, develop, break, detect, discontinue, key, snap off, notice, display, observe, wear, stag, utter, recrudesce
expose, exhibit, display(verb)
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"
display, unwrap, let on, bring out, demo, scupper, divulge, march, give away, endanger, peril, parade, let out, present, demonstrate, break, reveal, discover, exhibit, uncover, debunk, disclose, show
remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
"uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"
disclose to view as by removing a cover
"The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril(verb)
put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
scotch, bushwhack, let on, frustrate, bring out, unwrap, exhibit, disclose, endanger, foil, lurk, jeopardise, waylay, peril, reveal, debunk, thwart, imperil, threaten, give away, break, baffle, divulge, spoil, lie in wait, ambush, menace, jeopardize, scupper, cross, uncover, ambuscade, bilk, display, discover, let out
expose to light, of photographic film
expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
"The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
abandon by leaving out in the open air
"The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"; "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Of human actions or character, detect is used, almost without exception, in a bad sense; discover may be used in either the good or the bad sense, oftener in the good; he was detected in a fraud; real merit is sure to be discovered. In scientific language, detect is used of delicate indications that appear in course of careful watching; as, a slight fluttering of the pulse could be detected. We discover what has existed but has not been known to us; we invent combinations or arrangements not before in use; Columbus discovered America; Morse invented the electric telegraph. Find is the most general word for every means of coming to know what was not before certainly known. A man finds in the road some stranger's purse, or finds his own which he is searching for. The expert discovers or detects an error in an account; the auditor finds the account to be correct. Compare DISCERN.
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- експонирам, разкривам, откривамBulgarian
- vystavit, exponovatCzech
- entblößen, aufdecken, offenbarenGerman
- exponer, exhibir, revelar, descubrirSpanish
- valottaa, paljastaaFinnish
- foillsich, rùisg, nochdScottish Gaelic
- 露光させる, 晒す, 暴く, 暴露するJapanese
- rakorako, whakaariMāori
- [[zichtbaar]] [[maken]], blootleggen, blootstellenDutch
- naświetlić, odsłonić, ukazaćPolish
- revelar, exporPortuguese
- expune, a face publicRomanian
- выставлять, раскрывать, обнажать, делать выдержкуRussian
- blottlägga, exponeraSwedish
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