When you tell someone secret information, this is an example of a situation where you disclose secret information.
- to bring into view; uncover
- to reveal; make known; esp., to expose (something secret or not generally known)
- to reveal (dental plaque) as by applying a special coloring agent to the teeth
Origin of discloseMiddle English disclosen ; from base of Old French desclore: see dis- and amp; close
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’.