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ex·pose

 (ĭk-spōz′)
tr.v. ex·posed, ex·pos·ing, ex·pos·es
1.
a. To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition: exposed themselves to disease; exposed their children to classical music.
b. To subject (a photographic film, for example) to the action of light.
c. To deprive of shelter or protection; lay open to danger or harm: troops that were exposed to gunfire.
2. To make visible: Cleaning exposed the grain of the wood. See Synonyms at show.
3.
a. To make known (something discreditable).
b. To reveal the guilt or wrongdoing of: expose a criminal.
4. To engage in indecent exposure of (oneself).

[Middle English exposen, from Old French exposer, alteration (influenced by poser, to put, place) of Latin expōnere, to set forth; see expound.]

ex·pos′er n.

ex·po·sé

 (ĕk′spō-zā′)
n.
1. An exposure or a revelation of something discreditable.
2. A formal exposition of facts.

[French, past participle of exposer, to expose, from Old French; see expose.]

expose

(ɪkˈspəʊz)
vb (tr)
1. to display for viewing; exhibit
2. to bring to public notice; disclose; reveal: to expose the facts.
3. to divulge the identity of; unmask
4. (foll by to) to make subject or susceptible (to attack, criticism, etc)
5. to abandon (a child, animal, etc) in the open to die
6. (foll by to) to introduce (to) or acquaint (with): he was exposed to the classics at an early age.
7. (Photography) photog to subject (a photographic film or plate) to light, X-rays, or some other type of actinic radiation
8. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church to exhibit (the consecrated Eucharistic Host or a relic) for public veneration
9. expose oneself to display one's sexual organs in public
[C15: from Old French exposer, from Latin expōnere to set out; see exponent]
exˈposable adj
exˈposal n
exˈposer n

exposé

(ɛksˈpəʊzeɪ)
n
1. the act or an instance of bringing a scandal, crime, etc, to public notice
2. (Journalism & Publishing) an article, book, or statement that discloses a scandal, crime, etc

ex•pose

(ɪkˈspoʊz)

v.t. -posed, -pos•ing.
1. to lay open to danger, attack, or harm: exposing soldiers to gunfire; to expose people to disease.
2. to uncover; bare: to expose one's head to the rain.
3. to present to view; exhibit.
4. to make known; reveal: exposed her intentions.
5. to bring to light; unmask: to expose a swindler.
6. to desert in an unprotected place; abandon.
7. to subject, as to the action of something: to expose a photographic plate to light.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Old French exposer=ex- ex-1 + poser to put (see pose1), see expound]
ex•pos′a•ble, adj.
ex•pos`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ex•pos′er, n.

ex•po•sé

(ˌɛk spoʊˈzeɪ)

n.
a public revelation, as of something discreditable: a magazine exposé of political corruption.
[1795–1805; < French, n. use of past participle of exposer to expose]

expose


Past participle: exposed
Gerund: exposing

Imperative
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expose
Present
I expose
you expose
he/she/it exposes
we expose
you expose
they expose
Preterite
I exposed
you exposed
he/she/it exposed
we exposed
you exposed
they exposed
Present Continuous
I am exposing
you are exposing
he/she/it is exposing
we are exposing
you are exposing
they are exposing
Present Perfect
I have exposed
you have exposed
he/she/it has exposed
we have exposed
you have exposed
they have exposed
Past Continuous
I was exposing
you were exposing
he/she/it was exposing
we were exposing
you were exposing
they were exposing
Past Perfect
I had exposed
you had exposed
he/she/it had exposed
we had exposed
you had exposed
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Future
I will expose
you will expose
he/she/it will expose
we will expose
you will expose
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Future Perfect
I will have exposed
you will have exposed
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we will have exposed
you will have exposed
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Future Continuous
I will be exposing
you will be exposing
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we will be exposing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exposing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exposing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exposing
you had been exposing
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we had been exposing
you had been exposing
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Conditional
I would expose
you would expose
he/she/it would expose
we would expose
you would expose
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Past Conditional
I would have exposed
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he/she/it would have exposed
we would have exposed
you would have exposed
they would have exposed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expose - the exposure of an impostor or a fraudexpose - the exposure of an impostor or a fraud; "he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
exposure - the disclosure of something secret; "they feared exposure of their campaign plans"
Verb1.expose - expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"
subject - cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
ventilate - expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage; "Wheat should be well ventilated"
insolate, sun, solarise, solarize - expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun; "insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble"; "These herbs suffer when sunned"
aerate, air, air out - expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers"
overexpose - expose excessively; "As a child, I was overexposed to French movies"
underexpose - expose insufficiently; "The child was underexposed to language"
2.expose - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secretexpose - 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"
blackwash - bring (information) out of concealment
muckrake - explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures; "This reporter was well-known for his muckraking"
blow - cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
out - reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle; "The gay actor was outed last week"; "Someone outed a CIA agent"
come out of the closet, out, come out - to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; "This actor outed last year"
spring - produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"
get around, get out, break - be released or become known; of news; "News of her death broke in the morning"
betray, bewray - reveal unintentionally; "Her smile betrayed her true feelings"
confide - reveal in private; tell confidentially
leak - tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"
babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, spill the beans, tattle, babble, talk, sing - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
reveal - disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
3.expose - 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"
show - make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
open - display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
bring forth, produce - bring out for display; "The proud father produced many pictures of his baby"; "The accused brought forth a letter in court that he claims exonerates him"
hold up - hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
bench - exhibit on a bench; "bench the poodles at the dog show"
moon - expose one's buttocks to; "moon the audience"
flaunt, ostentate, show off, swank, flash - display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"
brandish - exhibit aggressively; "brandish a sword"
model - display (clothes) as a mannequin; "model the latest fashion"
pose, posture, model, sit - assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
pillory, gibbet - expose to ridicule or public scorn
4.expose - remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's bodyexpose - remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"
unwrap, undo - remove the outer cover or wrapping of; "Let's unwrap the gifts!"; "undo the parcel"
undrape - strip something of drapery
unclothe - take the covers off; "She unclothed her innermost feelings"
bare - lay bare; "bare your breasts"; "bare your feelings"
unmask - take the mask off; "unmask the imposter"
unveil - remove the veil from; "Women must not unveil themselves in public in Islamic societies"
5.expose - disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
face - turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card"
bring out, reveal, uncover, unveil - make visible; "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her"
6.expose - put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
affect, bear upon, impact, bear on, touch on, touch - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
compromise - expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute; "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"
7.expose - expose to light, of photographic film
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
subject - cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
overexpose - expose to too much light; "the photographic film was overexposed and there is no image"
underexpose - expose to too little light; "The film is underexposed, so the image is very dark"
8.expose - expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
blackguard, guy, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, ridicule, roast, rib - subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
uncloak, unmask - reveal the true nature of; "The journal article unmasked the corrupt politician"
9.expose - abandon by leaving out in the open air; "The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"; "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"
desert, desolate, forsake, abandon - leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"

expose

verb
1. uncover, show, reveal, display, exhibit, present, unveil, manifest, lay bare, take the wraps off, put on view He pulled up his t-shirt, exposing his white belly.
uncover cover, protect, screen, hide, shelter, mask, shield, conceal
2. reveal, disclose, uncover, air, detect, betray, show up, denounce, unearth, let out, divulge, unmask, lay bare, make known, bring to light, out (informal), smoke out, blow wide open (slang) After the scandal was exposed, he committed suicide.
reveal cover, hide, conceal, keep secret
3. make vulnerable, risk, subject, endanger, hazard, leave open, jeopardize, put at risk, imperil, lay open people exposed to high levels of radiation
expose someone to something introduce to, acquaint with, bring into contact with, familiarize with, make familiar with, make conversant with when women from these societies become exposed to Western culture
expose yourself show your genitals, flash (informal), display your genitals Smith admitted indecently exposing himself on Wimbledon Common.

exposé

noun exposure, revelation, uncovering, disclosure, divulgence The movie is an exposé of prison conditions in the South.

expose

verb
1. To lay open, as to something undesirable or injurious:
2. To make visible; bring to view:
Archaic: discover.
Idioms: bring to light, lay open, make plain.
3. To make bare:
4. To make a public and usually ostentatious show of:
5. To disclose in a breach of confidence:
Informal: spill.
Archaic: discover.

exposé

noun
Something disclosed, especially something not previously known or realized:
Informal: eye opener.
Translations
يُعَرِّض، يَكْشِفيَكْتَشِف، يَكْشِفُ عَنيَلْتَقِط صورا فوتوغرافِيَّه
afdækkeafslørebelyseblotlæggeeksponere
exponál
láta óvarinn; stofna í hættuleiîa í ljós; fletta ofan aflÿsa, taka mynd á
išstatymaskadrasneapsaugojimaspalikti neapsaugotą
atklātatmaskotatstāt neaizsargātueksponēt, apgaismot
exponovať
izpostavitirazkriti
açığa çıkarmakaçıkta/meydanda/maruz bırakmakışığa tutmakışıklamak

expose

[ɪksˈpəʊz] VT (= uncover) → dejar al descubierto; (= leave unprotected) → exponer; (= display) → exponer, presentar (Phot) → exponer (fig) (= reveal) [+ plot, crime] → poner al descubierto; [+ criminal, imposter] → desenmascarar; [+ weakness, one's ignorance] → revelar, poner en evidencia
to be exposed to viewestar a la vista de todos
to expose one's head to the sunexponer la cabeza al sol
to expose sb/o.s. to ridiculeponer a algn/ponerse en ridículo
to expose o.s. to [+ risk, danger] → exponerse a
to expose o.s (sexually) → hacer exhibicionismo

exposé

[ekˈspəʊzeɪ] Nexposición f, revelación f

expose

[ɪkˈspəʊz] vt
(= uncover) [+ thing] → exposer
(= unmask) [+ person] → démasquer; [+ scandal] → révéler
to expose sb as sth → confondre qn comme qch, démasquer qn comme étant qch
(= subject) to expose sb to sth [+ radiation, disease] → exposer qn à qch
to be exposed to sth [+ radiation, disease] → être exposé(e) à qch
(= enable to experience) to expose sb to an idea → exposer une idée à qn
to be exposed to sth [+ idea, feeling] → être exposé(e) à qch
to expose o.s. (LAW) [man] → commettre un outrage à la pudeur

exposé

[ɛksˈpəʊzeɪ] nexposé m
an exposé of prison conditions → un exposé sur les conditions de vie dans les prisons

expose

vt
(= uncover) rocks, remainsfreilegen; electric wirefreilegen; (fig) nervebloß legenor freilegen
(to danger, rain, sunlight, radiation) → aussetzen (→ to dat); not to be exposed to heatvor Hitze (zu) schützen; to expose oneself to criticismsich der Kritik aussetzen
(= display) one’s ignoranceoffenbaren; one’s wounds(vor)zeigen; to expose oneself (indecently) → sich entblößen; darling, you’re exposing yourselfdu zeigst etwas (zu) viel, Liebling
(= reveal) abuse, treacheryaufdecken; scandal, plotenthüllen, aufdecken; person, imposter, murderer, thiefentlarven; to expose somebody/something to the pressjdn/etw der Presse ausliefern
(Phot) → belichten

exposé

nExposé nt, → Exposee nt; (of scandal etc)Aufdeckung f

expose

[ɪksˈpəʊz] vt (gen, also) (Phot) → esporre; (uncover) → scoprire; (sexual parts) → esibire (fig) (reveal, plot) → rivelare; (criminal) → smascherare; (one's ignorance) → mettere a nudo
to be exposed to view → offrirsi alla vista
to expose sb/o.s. to ridicule → esporre qn/esporsi al ridicolo
to expose o.s. (indecently) → fare l'esibizionista

expose

(ikˈspəuz) verb
1. to uncover; to leave unprotected from (eg weather, danger, observation etc). Paintings should not be exposed to direct sunlight; Don't expose children to danger.
2. to discover and make known (eg criminals or their activities). It was a newspaper that exposed his spying activities.
3. by releasing the camera shutter, to allow light to fall on (a photographic film).
exˈposure (-ʒə) noun
1. (an) act of exposing or state of being exposed. Prolonged exposure of the skin to hot sun can be harmful.
2. one frame of a photographic film etc. I have two exposures left.

ex·pose

vt. exponer, mostrar; expulsar bajo presión.

expose

vt exponer