American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition: exposed themselves to disease; exposed their children to classical music.
- v. To subject (a photographic film, for example) to the action of light.
- v. To deprive of shelter or protection; lay open to danger or harm: troops that were exposed to gunfire.
- v. To make visible: Cleaning exposed the grain of the wood. See Synonyms at show.
- v. To make known (something discreditable).
- v. To reveal the guilt or wrongdoing of: expose a criminal.
- v. To engage in indecent exposure of (oneself).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To place or set forth so as to be seen or known; lay open to view; lay bare; uncover; reveal: as, to expose a thing to the light; to expose a secret.
- To place on view; exhibit; show: as, to expose goods for sale.
- To present to the action or influence of something: as, in photography, to expose a sensitized plate to the action of the actinic rays of light.
- To place or leave in an unprotected place or state; specifically, to abandon to chance in an open or unprotected place: as, among the ancient Greeks it was not uncommon for parents to expose their children.
- To place in the way, as of something which it would be better to avoid; subject, as to some risk; make liable: as, vanity exposes a person to ridicule; the movement exposed him to the danger of a raking fire in his flanks.
- To make known the actions or character of; reveal the secret or secrets of; lay open to comment, ridicule, reprehension, or the like, by some revelation: as, to expose a hypocrite or a rogue; to expose an impostor.
- To expound, as a theory.
- v. transitive to uncover, make visible, bring to daylight, introduce to
- v. transitive to subject photographic film to light thus ruining it or taking a picture if controlled
- v. transitive to abandon, especially an unwanted baby in the wilderness
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display
- v. To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable
- v. To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the like.
- v. To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of.
- v. expose to light, of photographic film
- v. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
- v. abandon by leaving out in the open air
- v. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
- v. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
- v. disclose to view as by removing a cover
- 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
- v. expose or make accessible to some action or influence
- v. to show, make visible or apparent
- n. the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
- Middle English exposen, from Old French exposer, alteration (influenced by poser, to put, place) of Latin expōnere, to set forth; see expound. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I found this post kind of troubling - Mr Raymond clearly feels guilty about his part in corrupting the system - his expose is an attempt to cleanse his conscience and sleep peacefully - but most of his post is an underhanded justification of why campaigns are corrupt!”
“Last year, a television station sponsored by Afghanistan's Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim ran what it called an "expose" alleging, without any evidence, that the shelters are fronts for prostitution.”
“How unethical it would be to take these chimpanzees back to laboratories and once again expose them to invasive research after they'd been able to live without being used and abused.”
“It will once again expose their intent to thwart an agenda the people clearly want.”
“Go Palin expose those liberals for who they are!!!”
“When it comes to the truth, Glenn Beck will be the first one to spin expose it to the world.”
“The problem most of the reviews expose is Erikson's verbosity and a very slow and meandering buildup with many subplots leading nowhere, but the reader's patience is ultimatelly paid of by another bombastic ending (yup, a convergence).”
“Can someone please tell me what the big island myhtology reveal was in expose?????????.”
“He also has a similar job to what the leader in expose had.”
“This is a surprising and shocking expose from a Carnegie Peace Tank mouthpiece!!”
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