Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To expose to view, as by removing a cover; uncover.
  • transitive verb To make known (something heretofore kept secret).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To uncover; lay open; remove a cover from and expose to view.
  • To cause to appear; allow to be seen; bring to light; make known; reveal, either by indication or by speech: as, events have disclosed the designs of the government; to disclose a plot.
  • . To open; hatch.
  • Synonyms To unveil, unfold, discover.
  • To divulge, communicate, confess, betray.
  • To burst open, as a flower; unclose.
  • noun Disclosure; discovery.
  • Unclosed; open; made public.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense of to hatch.
  • transitive verb To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from inclosure; to uncover.
  • transitive verb To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to bring to light; to reveal.
  • transitive verb To make known, as that which has been kept secret or hidden; to reveal; to expose.
  • noun obsolete Disclosure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, obsolete To open up, unfasten.
  • verb transitive To uncover, physically expose to view.
  • verb transitive To expose to the knowledge of others; to make known, state openly, reveal.
  • noun obsolete A disclosure

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
  • verb disclose to view as by removing a cover

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English disclosen, from Old French desclore, desclos- : des-, dis- + clore, to close (from Latin claudere).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English disclosen, from Middle French, from Old French desclore, itself from vulgar Latin disclaudere, from Latin dis- + claudere ‘to close, shut’.

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