divulge

If you've been sneaking around with your best friend's boyfriend, that's probably one secret you don't want to divulge, because revealing that tidbit of information will probably cut your friendship short.

Divulge often precedes the word secret, because it means to reveal something, and that something is often of a personal or private nature. A gossip columnist's job is to divulge which celebrities are secretly dating and which ones have been caught in embarrassing situations. Although the word comes from the Latin word for making something public to the masses, it can also be used to describe information passed from one person to another. For example, a mother could divulge to her daughter that she was adopted.

Definitions of divulge
  1. 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
    synonyms: break, bring out, disclose, discover, 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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