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EXPOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does expose mean? 

EXPOSE (noun)
  The noun EXPOSE has 1 sense:

1. the exposure of an impostor or a fraud

  Familiarity information: EXPOSE used as a noun is very rare.


EXPOSE (verb)
  The verb EXPOSE has 9 senses:

1. expose or make accessible to some action or influence
2. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
3. to show, make visible or apparent
4. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
5. disclose to view as by removing a cover
6. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
7. expose to light, of photographic film
8. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
9. abandon by leaving out in the open air

  Familiarity information: EXPOSE used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPOSE (noun)


Sense 1expose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The exposure of an impostor or a fraud

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

expose; unmasking

Context example:

he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government

Hypernyms ("expose" is a kind of...):

exposure (the disclosure of something secret)


EXPOSE (verb)


Sense 1expose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expose or make accessible to some action or influence

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context examples:

Expose your students to art / expose the blanket to sunshine

Hypernyms (to "expose" is one way to...):

subject (cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "expose"):

underexpose (expose insufficiently)

overexpose (expose excessively)

aerate; air; air out (expose to fresh air)

insolate; solarise; solarize; sun (expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun)

ventilate (expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 2expose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

divulge; disclose; let on; reveal; let out; unwrap; give away; expose; impart; discover; bring out; break

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "expose" is one way to...):

tell (let something be known)

Cause:

break; get around; get out (be released or become known; of news)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "expose"):

reveal (disclose directly or through prophets)

babble; babble out; blab; blab out; let the cat out of the bag; peach; sing; spill the beans; talk; tattle (divulge confidential information or secrets)

leak (tell anonymously)

confide (reveal in private; tell confidentially)

betray; bewray (reveal unintentionally)

spring (produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly)

come out; come out of the closet; out (to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality)

out (reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle)

blow (cause to be revealed and jeopardized)

muckrake (explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures)

blackwash (bring (information) out of concealment)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 3expose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To show, make visible or apparent

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

display; exhibit; expose

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "expose" is one way to...):

show (make visible or noticeable)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "expose"):

open (display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer)

model; pose; posture; sit (assume a posture as for artistic purposes)

model (display (clothes) as a mannequin)

brandish (exhibit aggressively)

flash; flaunt; ostentate; show off; swank (display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously)

moon (expose one's buttocks to)

bench (exhibit on a bench)

hold up (hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration)

bring forth; produce (bring out for display)

gibbet; pillory (expose to ridicule or public scorn)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4expose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

uncover; expose

Context examples:

uncover your belly / The man exposed himself in the subway

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "expose"):

unveil (remove the veil from)

unmask (take the mask of)

bare (lay bare)

unclothe (take the covers off)

undrape (strip something of drapery)

undo; unwrap (remove the outer cover or wrapping of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5expose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disclose to view as by removing a cover

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

disclose; expose

Context example:

The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set

Hypernyms (to "expose" is one way to...):

bring out; reveal; uncover; unveil (make visible)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "expose"):

face (turn so as to expose the face)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 6expose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

scupper; queer; peril; endanger; expose

Hypernyms (to "expose" is one way to...):

affect; bear on; bear upon; impact; touch; touch on (have an effect upon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "expose"):

compromise (expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 7expose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expose to light, of photographic film

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Hypernyms (to "expose" is one way to...):

subject (cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to)

Domain category:

photography; picture taking (the act of taking and printing photographs)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "expose"):

overexpose (expose to too much light)

underexpose (expose to too little light)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 8expose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

debunk; expose

Context example:

The physicist debunked the psychic's claims

Hypernyms (to "expose" is one way to...):

blackguard; guy; jest at; laugh at; make fun; poke fun; rib; ridicule; roast (subject to laughter or ridicule)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "expose"):

uncloak; unmask (reveal the true nature of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 9expose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abandon by leaving out in the open air

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context examples:

The infant was exposed by the teenage mother / After Christmas, many pets get abandoned

Hypernyms (to "expose" is one way to...):

abandon; desert; desolate; forsake (leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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