expose


expose (http://definr.com/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"; "expose the blanket to
          sunshine"
     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, 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 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; esp. 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, as of a child or an
        animal; "The infact was exposed by the teenage mother"