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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expos'e  \Ex`po`s['e]"\,  n.  [F.,  prop.  p.  p.  of  exposer.  See 
  {Expose},  v.  t.] 
  A  formal  recital  or  exposition  of  facts;  exposure,  or 
  revelation,  of  something  which  some  one  wished  to  keep 
  concealed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expose  \Ex*pose"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exposed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Exposing}.]  [F.  exposer;  pref.  ex-  (L.  ex  out)+poser  to 
  place  See  {Pose},  v.  t.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expose 
  n  :  the  exposure  of  an  impostor  or  a  fraud;  "he  published  an 
  expose  of  the  graft  and  corruption  in  city  government" 
  [syn:  {unmasking}] 
  v  1:  expose  or  make  accessible  to  some  action  or  influence: 
  "Expose  your  students  to  art" 
  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  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},  {declare},  {divulge},  {impart},  {break},  {give 
  away},  {let  out}] 
  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  the  covering  from  "uncover  the  body"  [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;  esp.  of  pretentious  or  false  claims 
  and  ideas;  "The  physicist  debunked  the  psychic's  claims" 
  [syn:  {debunk}] 




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