Expose definition

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To put or leave out in an unprotected place; abandon.

Some ancient peoples exposed unwanted infants.

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To allow to be seen; disclose; reveal; exhibit; display.
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To make visible.

Cleaning exposed the grain of the wood.

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To expose is defined as to make something visible or make something known.

An example of expose is when someone finds out about a scandal and publicizes it.

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To engage in indecent exposure of (oneself).
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To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition.

Exposed themselves to disease; exposed their children to classical music.

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To subject (a photographic film, for example) to the action of light.
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To deprive of shelter or protection; lay open to danger or harm.

Troops that were exposed to gunfire.

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To make known (something discreditable).
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To reveal the guilt or wrongdoing of.

Expose a criminal.

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(photog.) To subject (a sensitized film or plate) to radiation having a photochemical effect.
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To lay open (to danger, attack, ridicule, etc.); leave unprotected.
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To make accessible or subject (to an influence or action)
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To make (a crime, fraud, etc.) known; unmask.
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To make known the crimes, etc. of.
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    WikiLeaks did not cause these uprisings but it certainly informed them. The dispatches revealed details of corruption and kleptocracy that many Tunisians suspected, […]. They also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies.
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​ To subject photographic film to light thus ruining it or taking a picture if controlled.
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To abandon, especially an unwanted baby in the wilderness.
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An exposure or a revelation of something discreditable.
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A formal exposition of facts.
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A public disclosure of a scandal, crime, etc.
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(1) To make available. When software "exposes" certain functions, it makes those routines available to the programmer through a programming interface (API). If a company "exposes" its Web services, it is making certain services available to users or to other companies over the Web.
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expose oneself
  • to display one's genitalia, as in exhibitionism
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
expose
Plural:
exposs

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of expose

  • Middle English exposen from Old French exposer alteration (influenced by poser to put, place) of Latin expōnere to set forth expound

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French past participle of exposer to expose from Old French expose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French exposer (“to lay open, set forth”), from Latin expōnō (“set forth”), with contamination from poser (“to lay, place”). The Latin term is also the origin of English expound, via Old French espondre (“to set forth, explain”).

    From Wiktionary