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Synonyms of expose

Noun


1. expose, unmasking, exposure

usage: the exposure of an impostor or a fraud; "he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"

Verb


1. expose, subject

usage: expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"

2. unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, tell

usage: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"

3. expose, exhibit, display, show

usage: to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

4. uncover, expose

usage: remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"

5. disclose, expose, uncover, bring out, unveil, reveal

usage: disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"

6. queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch

usage: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

7. expose, subject

usage: expose to light, of photographic film

8. debunk, expose, ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun

usage: expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"

9. expose, abandon, forsake, desolate, desert

usage: abandon by leaving out in the open air; "The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"; "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"

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