Definitions of expose

  1. expose while ridiculing; esp. of pretentious or false claims and ideas; " The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
  2. disclose to view as by removing a cover; " The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
  3. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
  4. the exposure of an impostor or a fraud; " he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
  5. abandon by leaving out in the open air, as of a child or an animal; " The infact was exposed by the teenage mother"
  6. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; " uncover your belly"; " The man exposed himself in the subway"
  7. expose or make accessible to some action or influence; " Expose your students to art"; " expose the blanket to sunshine"
  8. expose to light, of photographic film
  9. abandon by leaving out in the open air; " The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"; " After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"
  10. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; " The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
  11. 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"
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. A formal recital or exposition of facts; exposure, or revelation, of something which some one wished to keep concealed.
  17. To lay open; uncover; reveal; put forward for sale; disclose; place in peril.
  18. A formal recital of the facts of a case; an undesired or undesirable exposure.
  19. 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.
  20. EXPOSER.
  21. To lay bare; deprive of cover or shelter; place in danger.
  22. To lay open; display; disclose.
  23. To place in a perilous situation; abandon to probable destruction.
  24. An undesirable or embarrassing disclosure or exposure.
  25. A formal explanatory statement; an exposition; exposure.
  26. 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.
  27. To set out to public view; to exhibit; to disclose; to lay open; to make bare; to put in danger; to offer for sale.
  28. A formal recital of facts; reasons for explanation.

Quotes of expose

  1. The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life- knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. – Aristotle
  2. As a columnist, I realize that whatever amount of corruption I expose half my readers will block it out, although they may get a frisson of joy in the process. – Margaret Carlson
  3. The more you expose yourself as a celebrity, the less interesting you are to watch in your work, because if you're putting yourself out there all the time, you're not holding anything back. – John Cusack
  4. We've been doing this here since 1968, so we have been identified as an example of a free, democratic school, and many professors want to expose their students to our philosophy. – Daniel Greenberg
  5. But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning, which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science, has its origin in these debates. – Robert B. Laughlin
  6. Technology is permeating every single thing we do... And to the extent that we can better expose our young people to all the different ways that technology can be used, not just for video games or toys, we're planning for the future. – Marc Morial
  7. Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards. – George Orwell
  8. Our covering ministry is Challenge for Christ ministries, and Travel the Road was solely our mission arm, designed to expose people to what missions are, then connect them with agencies that send people out. – Michael Scott
  9. I think the eyes are very revealing and can expose a lot about a persons mood or character. – Jonathan Shapiro
  10. It is always right to detect a fraud, and to perceive a folly; but it is very often wrong to expose either. A man of business should always have his eyes open, but must often seem to have them shut. – Philip Stanhope
  11. It is necessary to expose the false propaganda of the imperialists and thoroughly dispel the illusion that the imperialists will give up their positions in the colonies and dependent countries with good will. – Kim Il Sung
  12. I would love to expose multiple younger generations to Frank's music. It's not an easy task because It's not ever going to be plastered all over the radio for the masses. – Dweezil Zappa

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. 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
  3. I shall not expose him to the chance of being shot. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  4. 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
  5. 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)
  6. Even though it be to an expose I wish I was back. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. " I aim to learn the names of those men Dad intended to expose she said earnestly. – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Then why expose yourself to such a fate? – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  13. Nick helped her to cut away the shirt and expose the wound. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  14. Is it wise of you to expose yourself so much to the infection? – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  15. Don't expose yourself, protested Christy. – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  16. 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
  17. It was too late to give way, for that would expose him to future insult. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  18. What a silly thing to expose his nose to the sun before his wedding! – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  19. 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
  20. 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

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