Dis·close v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disclosed p. pr. & vb. n. Disclosing.]
1. To unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense of to hatch.
The ostrich layeth her eggs under sand, where the heat of the discloseth them. --Bacon.
2. To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from inclosure; to uncover.
The shells being broken, . . . the stone included in them is thereby disclosed and set at liberty. --Woodward.
3. To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to bring to light; to reveal.
How softly on the Spanish shore she plays,
Disclosing rock, and slope, and forest brown! --Byron.
Her lively looks a sprightly mind disclose. --Pope.
4. To make known, as that which has been kept secret or hidden; to reveal; to expose; as, events have disclosed his designs.
If I disclose my passion,
Our friendship 's an end. --Addison.
Syn: -- To uncover; open; unveil; discover; reveal; divulge; tell; utter.
Dis·close, n. Disclosure. [Obs.]
v 1: make known to the public information that was previously
known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept
a secret; "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" [syn: let on, bring out, reveal,
discover, expose, divulge, impart, break, give
away, let out]
2: disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose
to disclose a stunning set" [syn: expose]