An example of divulge is when you reveal the secret ingredient in your mom's recipe.
transitive verb-·vulged′, -·vulg′ing
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 dīvulgāre to publish dī-, dis- among ; see dis- . vulgāre 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”).