(noun, verb)


1. the exposure of an impostor or a fraud

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

Similar word(s): unmasking

Definition categories: communication, exposure


1. expose or make accessible to some action or influence

- Expose your students to art

- expose the blanket to sunshine

Definition categories: perception, subject

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

Similar word(s): break, disclose, discover, divulge, reveal, uncover, unwrap

Definition categories: communication, tell

3. to show, make visible or apparent

Similar word(s): display, exhibit

Definition categories: perception, show

4. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body

- The man exposed himself in the subway

Similar word(s): uncover

Definition categories: contact

5. reveal to view as by removing a cover

Similar word(s): disclose, uncover

Definition categories: perception, reveal, unveil

6. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Similar word(s): endanger, peril, scupper

Definition categories: communication, affect, impact, touch

7. expose to light, of photographic film

Definition categories: perception, subject

8. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

Similar word(s): debunk

Definition categories: communication, blackguard, guy, rib, ridicule, roast

9. abandon by leaving out in the open air

- The infant was exposed by the teenage mother

Definition categories: cognition, abandon, desert, desolate, forsake