Definitions of expose

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A formal recital or exposition of facts; exposure, or revelation, of something which some one wished to keep concealed.
  5. To lay open; uncover; reveal; put forward for sale; disclose; place in peril.
  6. 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.
  7. To lay bare; deprive of cover or shelter; place in danger.
  8. To lay open; display; disclose.
  9. To place in a perilous situation; abandon to probable destruction.
  10. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; " uncover your belly"; " The man exposed himself in the subway"
  11. expose or make accessible to some action or influence; " Expose your students to art"; " expose the blanket to sunshine"
  12. expose to light, of photographic film
  13. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; " The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
  14. 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"
  15. 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.
  16. To set out to public view; to exhibit; to disclose; to lay open; to make bare; to put in danger; to offer for sale.
  17. A formal recital of the facts of a case; an undesired or undesirable exposure.
  18. EXPOSER.
  19. An undesirable or embarrassing disclosure or exposure.
  20. A formal explanatory statement; an exposition; exposure.
  21. A formal recital of facts; reasons for explanation.