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Latin divulgare, from di-(widely) + vulgare(publish).


  • (UK) IPA(key): [daɪˈvʌɫdʒ], [daɪˈvʊɫdʒ]
  • (US) IPA(key): /daɪˈvʌldʒ/, /dɪˈvʌldʒ/


divulge ‎(third-person singular simple present divulges, present participle divulging, simple past and past participle divulged)

  1. To make public; to several or communicate to the public; to tell (a secret) so that it may become generally known; to disclose; -- said of that which had been confided as a secret, or had been before unknown; as, to divulge a secret.
  2. To indicate publicly; to proclaim.
    • God . . . marks The just man, and divulges him through heaven. -- John Milton.



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