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disclosure

Roget category 529

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.9. Modes of communication
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#529. Disclosure

noun

disclosureretectionunveiling etc. v. — deterration, revealment, revelationexposition, exposureexposewhole truthtelltale etc. (news) 532.
acknowledgment, avowalconfession, confessionalshrift.
bursting of a bubbledenouement.
[person who discloses a secret] tattletale, snitch, fink, stool pigeon, canary.

verb

disclose, discover, dismaskdraw the veil, draw aside the veil, lift the veil, raise the veil, lift up the veil, remove the veil, tear aside the veil, tear the curtainunmask, unveil, unfold, uncover, unseal, unkenneltake off the seal, break the seallay open, lay bareexposeopen, open upbare, bring to light.
divulge, reveal, breaksqueal [Coll.], tattle [Coll.], sing [Coll.], rat [Coll.], snitch [Coll.]let into the secretreveal the secrets of the prison housetell etc. (inform) 527breathe, utter, blab, peachlet out, let fall, let drop, let slip, spill the beans, let the cat out of the bagbetraytell tales, come out of schoolcome out withgive vent, give utterance toopen the lips, blurt out, vent, whisper aboutspeak out etc. (make manifest) 525make public etc. 531unriddle etc. (find out) 480.1; split.
acknowledge, allow, concede, grant, admit, own, own up to, confess, avow, throw off all disguise, turn inside out, make a clean breastshow one's hand, show one's cardsunburden one's mind, disburden one's mind, disburden one's conscience, disburden one's heartopen one's mind, lay bare one's mind, tell a piece of one's mind [Fr.]unbosom oneself, own to the soft impeachmentsay the truth, speak the truthturn King's evidence, Queen's evidenceacknowledge the corn [U.S.].
raise the mask, drop the mask, lift the mask, remove the mask, throw off the maskexposelay openundeceive, unbeguiledisabuse, set right, correct, open the eyes ofd_esillusionner.
be disclosed &c. — transpire, come to lightcome in sight etc. (be visible) 446become known, escape the lipscome out, ooze out, creep out, leak out, peep out, crop-outshow its face, show its colorsdiscover itself &c. — break through the clouds, flash on the mind.

adjective

disclosed etc. v. — open, public etc. 525.

interjection

out with it!,

phrase

the murder is outa light breaks in upon onethe scales fall from one's eyesthe eyes are opened.



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