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divulge


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divulge  \Di*vulge"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Divulged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Divulging}.]  [F.  divulguer  L.  divulgare;  di-  =  dis- 
  +  vulgare  to  spread  among  the  people,  from  vulgus  the  common 
  people.  See  {Vulgar}.] 
  1.  To  make  public;  to  several  or  communicate  to  the  public; 
  to  tell  (a  secret)  so  that  it  may  become  generally  known 
  to  disclose;  --  said  of  that  which  had  been  confided  as  a 
  secret,  or  had  been  before  unknown;  as  to  divulge  a 
  secret. 
 
  Divulge  not  such  a  love  as  mine.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  indicate  publicly;  to  proclaim.  [R.] 
 
  God  .  .  .  marks  The  just  man,  and  divulges  him 
  through  heaven.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  impart;  to  communicate. 
 
  Which  would  not  be 
 
  To  them  [animals]  made  common  and  divulged. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  publish;  disclose;  discover;  uncover;  reveal; 
  communicate;  impart;  tell 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divulge  \Di*vulge"\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  publicly  known  [R.]  ``To  keep  it  from  divulging.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  divulge 
  v  :  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:  {disclose},  {let  on},  {bring  out},  {reveal}, 
  {discover},  {expose},  {declare},  {impart},  {break},  {give 
  away},  {let  out}] 




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