ex·pose /ɪkˈspoz/ 及物動詞
Ex·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exposed p. pr. & vb. n. Exposing.]
1. To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection.
Those who seek truth only, freely expose their principles to the test, and are pleased to have them examined. --Locke.
2. 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; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat.
Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. --Shak.
3. 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; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor.
You only expose the follies of men, without arraigning their vices. --Dryden.
4. To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat, liar, or hypocrite.
Ex·po·sé n. A formal recital or exposition of facts; exposure, or revelation, of something which some one wished to keep concealed.
n : the exposure of an impostor or a fraud; "he published an
expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
v 1: expose or make accessible to some action or influence;
"Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to
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; "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: disclose, let on, bring out, reveal,
discover, divulge, impart, break, give away, let
3: to show, make visible or apparent; "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" [syn: exhibit, display]
4: remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body;
"uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the
subway" [syn: uncover] [ant: cover]
5: disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose
to disclose a stunning set" [syn: disclose]
6: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
[syn: queer, scupper, endanger, peril]
7: expose to light, of photographic film
8: expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false
claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's
claims" [syn: debunk]
9: abandon by leaving out in the open air; "The infant was
exposed by the teenage mother"; "After Christmas, many
pets get abandoned"