Roget category 5294. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
› 4.9. Modes of communication
whole truth —
acknowledgment, avowal — confession, confessional — shrift.
bursting of a bubble — denouement.
[person who discloses a secret] tattletale, snitch, fink, stool pigeon, canary.
draw 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 curtain —
take off the seal,
break the seal —
lay bare —
open up —
bring to light.
divulge, reveal, break — squeal [Coll.], tattle [Coll.], sing [Coll.], rat [Coll.], snitch [Coll.] — let into the secret — reveal the secrets of the prison house — tell etc. (inform) 527 — breathe, utter, blab, peach — let out, let fall, let drop, let slip, spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag — betray — tell tales, come out of school — come out with — give vent, give utterance to — open the lips, blurt out, vent, whisper about — speak out etc. (make manifest) 525 — make public etc. 531 — unriddle 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 breast — show one's hand, show one's cards — unburden one's mind, disburden one's mind, disburden one's conscience, disburden one's heart — open one's mind, lay bare one's mind, tell a piece of one's mind [Fr.] — unbosom oneself, own to the soft impeachment — say the truth, speak the truth — turn King's evidence, Queen's evidence — acknowledge the corn [U.S.].
raise the mask, drop the mask, lift the mask, remove the mask, throw off the mask — expose — lay open — undeceive†, unbeguile† — disabuse, set right, correct, open the eyes of — d_esillusionner.
be disclosed &c. — transpire, come to light — come in sight etc. (be visible) 446 — become known, escape the lips — come out, ooze out, creep out, leak out, peep out, crop-out — show its face, show its colors — discover itself &c. — break through the clouds, flash on the mind.
out with it!,
the murder is out —
a light breaks in upon one —
the scales fall from one's eyes —
the eyes are opened.
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Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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