An example of divulge is when you reveal the secret ingredient in your mom's recipe.
Origin of divulgeMiddle English divulgen ; from Classical Latin divulgare ; from di- (; from dis-), apart + vulgare, to make public ; from vulgus, the common people: see vulgar
transitive verbdi·vulged, di·vulg·ing, di·vulg·es
- To make known (something private or secret).
- Archaic To proclaim publicly.
Origin of divulgeMiddle English divulgen, from Old French divulguer, from Latin d&imacron;vulgare, to publish : d&imacron;-, dis-, among; see dis– + vulgare, to spread among the multitude (from vulgus, common people).
(third-person singular simple present divulges, present participle divulging, simple past and past participle divulged)
- 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.
- To indicate publicly; to proclaim.
Latin divulgare, from di- (“widely”) + vulgare (“publish”).