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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disclose  \Dis*close"\,  n. 
  Disclosure.  [Obs.]  --Shak.  Young. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disclose  \Dis*close"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disclosed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Disclosing}.]  [OE.  desclosen  disclosen,  fr  disclos, 
  desclos  not  shut  in  open  OF  desclos  p.  p.  of  desclore  to 
  open  F.  d['e]clore;  pref.  des-  (L.  dis-)  +  clore  to  shut, 
  fr  L.  claudere  to  shut.  See  {Close},  and  cf  {Disclusion}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disclose 
  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  aution  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},  {declare},  {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}] 




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