Definitions of expose

  1. disclose to view as by removing a cover; " The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
  2. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
  3. the exposure of an impostor or a fraud; " he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
  4. abandon by leaving out in the open air, as of a child or an animal; " The infact was exposed by the teenage mother"
  5. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; " uncover your belly"; " The man exposed himself in the subway"
  6. expose or make accessible to some action or influence; " Expose your students to art"; " expose the blanket to sunshine"
  7. expose to light, of photographic film
  8. abandon by leaving out in the open air; " The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"; " After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"
  9. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; " The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
  10. 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"
  11. To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection.
  12. To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat.
  13. To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the like; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor.
  14. To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat, liar, or hypocrite.
  15. A formal recital or exposition of facts; exposure, or revelation, of something which some one wished to keep concealed.
  16. To lay open; uncover; reveal; put forward for sale; disclose; place in peril.
  17. A formal recital of the facts of a case; an undesired or undesirable exposure.
  18. To place or lay forth to view: to deprive of cover, protection, or shelter: to make bare: to explain: to make liable to: to disclose.
  19. EXPOSER.
  20. To lay bare; deprive of cover or shelter; place in danger.
  21. To lay open; display; disclose.
  22. To place in a perilous situation; abandon to probable destruction.
  23. An undesirable or embarrassing disclosure or exposure.
  24. A formal explanatory statement; an exposition; exposure.
  25. To lay open to view; to lay hare or uncover from what protects or shelters; to make liable or to subject; to put in the power of; to lay open to attack, censure, ridicule, or contempt; to put in danger; to cast out unprotected; to exhibit; to expound.
  26. To set out to public view; to exhibit; to disclose; to lay open; to make bare; to put in danger; to offer for sale.
  27. A formal recital of facts; reasons for explanation.

Usage examples for expose

  1. Herzl was asked to submit a written expose. – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  2. But McClellan, who held command of all the Federal forces, had no mind to expose even a detachment to defeat. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  3. Even though it be to an expose, I wish I was back. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  4. Common sense tells me that you ought to expose this man- that he ought to be punished for what he has done. – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  5. I shall not expose him to the chance of being shot. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  6. It was too late to give way, for that would expose him to future insult. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  7. She had placed him in a foolish position once before, and he would not expose himself to being made ridiculous again, in her eyes or his. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  8. What a silly thing to expose his nose to the sun before his wedding! – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  9. Hurry up, now, but don't expose yourself, and the corporal hurried aft, hiding his lantern under his coat of the went. – Frank on a Gun-Boat by Harry Castlemon
  10. No, returned Dakianos, I might possibly do without some of these; but I have too great obligations to you, to expose you, by giving them to you: how could you convey them away? – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  11. They seemed to have some good reason for protecting a third party, and said quite a good deal about their fathers and mothers being but mortal and so on; so Henry and Herbert thought they oughtn't to expose this third party- whoever she may happen to be. – Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington
  12. In scientific inquiry it becomes a matter of duty to expose a supposed law to every possible kind of verification, and to take care, moreover, that this is done intentionally, and not left to a mere accident, as in the case of the apples. – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  13. Is it wise of you to expose yourself so much to the infection? – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  14. Mary asked him to leave Henley at once; she would not expose him, and their engagement " might seem to go off by degrees." – Trial-of-Mary-Blandy by Roughead, William
  15. Then why expose yourself to such a fate? – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  16. " I aim to learn the names of those men Dad intended to expose," she said earnestly. – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  17. Don't expose yourself, protested Christy. – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  18. It is to her presence- her spell- you would expose my child; she, who has hated me all her life. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  19. Nick helped her to cut away the shirt and expose the wound. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  20. If the woman's willing to expose herself, and if she does it well, and if mother believes her, and if all this would have anything to do with the case. – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker