- To disclose is defined as to make something known or reveal something.
When you tell someone secret information, this is an example of a situation where you disclose secret information.
transitive verbdis·closed, dis·clos·ing, dis·clos·es
- To expose to view, as by removing a cover; uncover.
- To make known (something heretofore kept secret).
Origin of discloseMiddle English disclosen, from Old French desclore, desclos- : des-, dis- + clore, to close (from Latin claudere).
(third-person singular simple present discloses, present participle disclosing, simple past and past participle disclosed)
- cover up
- (obsolete) A disclosure
From Middle English disclosen, from Middle French, from Old French desclore, itself from vulgar Latin disclaudere, from Latin dis- + claudere ‘to close, shut’.