disclose

Disclose means to reveal or expose information that has previously been kept a secret — like a politician might be forced to disclose his finances or former scandals while running for office.

When a politician, corporate executive, or celebrity announces that he or she has something to disclose, the public listens. They know that the information they're about to hear was kept secret for a reason. Something incriminating or juicy is about to be revealed, like a secret affair or plummeting company profits.

Definitions of disclose
  1. verb
    disclose to view as by removing a cover
    “The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set”
    synonyms: expose
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    types:
    face
    turn so as to expose the face
    type of:
    bring out, reveal, uncover, unveil
    make visible
  2. verb
    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”
    synonyms: break, bring out, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap
    break, get around, get out
    be released or become known; of news
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    blackwash
    bring (information) out of concealment
    muckrake
    explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures
    blow
    cause to be revealed and jeopardized
    out
    reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle
    come out, come out of the closet, out
    to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    spring
    produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
    betray, bewray
    reveal unintentionally
    confide
    reveal in private; tell confidentially
    leak
    tell anonymously
    babble, babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, sing, spill the beans, talk, tattle
    divulge confidential information or secrets
    reveal
    disclose directly or through prophets
    relieve, unbosom
    relieve oneself of troubling information
    type of:
    tell
    let something be known
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