expose

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French exposer (to lay open, set forth), from Latin expōnō (set forth), with contamination from poser (to lay, place). The Latin term is also the origin of English expound, via Old French espondre (to set forth, explain).

Verb[edit]

expose (third-person singular simple present exposes, present participle exposing, simple past and past participle exposed)

  1. (transitive) To reveal, uncover, make visible, bring to light, introduce to.
  2. (transitive) To subject photographic film to light thereby recording an image.
  3. (transitive) To abandon, especially an unwanted baby in the wilderness.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to reveal [a hidden aspect of one's character]): bewray

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Translations[edit]

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

expose

  1. first-person singular present indicative of exposer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of exposer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of exposer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of exposer
  5. second-person singular imperative of exposer