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

v make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

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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bring (information) out of concealment
explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures
cause to be revealed and jeopardized
reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle
come out, come out of the closet, out
to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
betray, bewray
reveal unintentionally
reveal in private; tell confidentially
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
disclose directly or through prophets
relieve, unbosom
relieve oneself of troubling information
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let something be known

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