Expose - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspoʊz|  American pronunciation of the word expose
Brit.  |ɪkˈspəʊz|  British pronunciation of the word expose


- the exposure of an impostor or a fraud(syn: unmasking)


- expose or make accessible to some action or influence
- make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret (syn: break, disclose, discover, divulge, reveal, uncover, unwrap)
- to show, make visible or apparent (syn: display, exhibit)
- remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body(syn: uncover)
- reveal to view as by removing a cover (syn: disclose, uncover)
- put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position (syn: endanger, peril, queer, scupper)
- expose to light, of photographic film
- expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas (syn: debunk)
- abandon by leaving out in the open air


The shingles had fallen off, exposing the wood underneath.

Undercover investigators exposed the scam.

They threatened to expose him.

a newspaper exposé of government corruption

The show aired an exposé on the candidate's financial indiscretions.

She threatened to expose him.

She was exposed as a liar.

It is never too early to expose a child to books.

He lifted his T-shirt to expose a jagged scar across his chest.

Potatoes turn green when exposed to light.

The report revealed that workers had been exposed to high levels of radiation.

The film exposes the utter horror of war.

The report exposes the weaknesses of modern medical practice.

The baron was exposed as a liar and a cheat.

Some children are never exposed to classical music.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: expose
he/she/it: exposes
present participle: exposing
past tense: exposed
past participle: exposed
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