from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make known (something private or secret).
- transitive v. Archaic To proclaim publicly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. 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.
- v. To indicate publicly; to proclaim.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To indicate publicly; to proclaim.
- transitive v. To impart; to communicate.
- intransitive v. To become publicly known.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make public; send or scatter abroad; publish.
- Specifically To tell or make known, as something before private or secret; reveal; disclose; declare openly.
- To declare by a public act; proclaim.
- To impart, as a gift or faculty; confer generally.
- Synonyms To let out, disclose, betray, impart, communicate.
- To become public; be made known; become visible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
Middle 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).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin divulgare, from di- ("widely") + vulgare ("publish"). (Wiktionary)