Definition of "expose" []

  • To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition: exposed themselves to disease; exposed their children to classical music. (verb-transitive)
  • To subject (a photographic film, for example) to the action of light. (verb-transitive)
  • To deprive of shelter or protection; lay open to danger or harm: troops that were exposed to gunfire. (verb-transitive)
  • To make visible: Cleaning exposed the grain of the wood. See Synonyms at show. (verb-transitive)
  • To make known (something discreditable). (verb-transitive)
  • To display for viewing; exhibit (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To bring to public notice; disclose; reveal (verb)
  • To divulge the identity of; unmask (verb)
  • To make subject or susceptible (to attack, criticism, etc) (verb)
  • To abandon (a child, animal, etc) in the open to die (verb)
  • To introduce (to) or acquaint (with) (verb)
  • To subject (a photographic film or plate) to light, X-rays, or some other type of actinic radiation (verb)
  • To exhibit (the consecrated Eucharistic Host or a relic) for public veneration (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "expose" in a sentence
  • "I found this post kind of troubling - Mr Raymond clearly feels guilty about his part in corrupting the system - his expose is an attempt to cleanse his conscience and sleep peacefully - but most of his post is an underhanded justification of why campaigns are corrupt!"
  • "Last year, a television station sponsored by Afghanistan's Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim ran what it called an "expose" alleging, without any evidence, that the shelters are fronts for prostitution."
  • "How unethical it would be to take these chimpanzees back to laboratories and once again expose them to invasive research after they'd been able to live without being used and abused."