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Verb: expose  ik'spowz or ek'spowz
  1. Make accessible to some action or influence
    "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"
  2. Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    "expose the evidence in the murder case";
    - unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, divulge, break, give away, let out, uncover, lay bare
  3. To show, make visible or apparent
    "The Metropolitan Museum is exposing Goya's works this month";
    - exhibit, display
  4. Remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
    "The man exposed himself in the subway";
    - uncover
  5. Reveal to view as by removing a cover
    "The curtain rose to expose a stunning set";
    - disclose, uncover
  6. Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    - queer [informal], scupper, endanger, peril
  7. (photography) expose to light, of photographic film
  8. Uncover while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
    "The physicist exposed the psychic's claims";
    - debunk
  9. Abandon by leaving out in the open air
    "The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"
Noun: exposé  ,ek-spow'zey [N. Amer], ik'spow,zey [Brit]
  1. The exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    "he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government";
    - unmasking

Derived forms: exposes, exposed, exposing, exposés

Type of: abandon, affect, bear on, bear upon, blackguard, bring out, desert, desolate, exposure, forsake [literary], guy, impact, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, reveal, rib [informal], ridicule, roast [informal], show, subject, tell, touch, touch on, unveil

Antonym: cover

Encyclopedia: Expose