from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To announce some information generally.
  • v. To disclose a secret.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To reveal; to disclose.


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  • The promulgation of a law must not be confounded with its publication, the object of the first being to make known the will of the legislator, of the second to spread the knowledge of legislative enactments among sujects bound to observe them.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • I was tempted to ask how a fellow member of a club dedicated to noncommunication and misanthropy had managed to make known his peculiar talents, but I was distracted by Holmes, who had risen and was pawing vigorously through a desk drawer, finally to emerge with paper, pen, and a pot of glue.

    A Letter of Mary

  • The Congress of Colombia appointed a constitutional committee, and Bolivar proposed that a peace mission be sent to Venezuela to make known the intentions of the national representation, and to show the basis of the constitution, in order to destroy any suspicions which might have been conceived in Venezuela regarding this document.

    Simon Bolivar the Liberator

  • Erinyes and Pains rouse Epicurus from his sleep and not allow him to rest, but compelled him to make known his own evils, as madness and wine did the Galli?

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • Then, barring the supposition in which it is necessary for the public welfare, our own, or another's defence, or even the culprit's good, we are not allowed to make known what is to his discredit.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • But until quite recently we could not speak with so much confidence concerning the Melanesian Mission, and it is of little use to write vaguely on matters which I am anxious now to make known to you.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • His only difficulties arose from jealousy on the part of Takua and Savai, who, living at Mboli, were very wroth at his not being their tame Pakeha, at his asserting his independence, his motive in coming to teach all, and make known to all alike a common message.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • Perhaps unsuspected mental commands had been implanted deep within their engineered minds, designed to go off next year, a hundred years, from now, when the Amplitur would make known their true and secret inten­tions and reassert control over their bewildered minions.

    The False Mirror

  • He bids Nerto go to seek deliverance from the bond, and to make known to the Pope the means of escape.

    Frederic Mistral

  • Mr. T.B. Wakeman, himself one of the earliest and most able leaders, credits Mr. Croly with being the “father” of the movement in this country, and in fact he was the first to make known that any representative of Positivist ideas existed in America.

    Memories of Jane Cunningham Croly


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