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expose

ex·pose

expose

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spoz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exposed, exposes, exposing
definition 1: to uncover or reveal; lay bare.
Stripping off the layers of old paint exposed a delicate carved pattern in the wood.I think the slit in the skirt exposes too much of my leg.The newspaper exposed wrongdoing on the part of several government officials.
synonyms:
bare, open, reveal, uncover
antonyms:
cover, hide
similar words:
break, disclose, let out, subject, unearth, unmask, unveil
definition 2: to subject to risk by stripping away or not providing needed protection.
The judge said that by leaving the baby alone in the bathtub, she exposed the child to danger.
synonyms:
subject
antonyms:
cover, protect, shelter, shield
similar words:
endanger, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, risk
definition 3: to present or display.
If you want to be recognized as an artist, you need to expose your work more extensively.
synonyms:
display, exhibit, present, show
similar words:
air, demonstrate, produce, reveal
definition 4: to subject (living beings) to the action of some substance or agent, such as radiation.
By its negligence, the company exposed thousands of people to dangerous toxic gas.
synonyms:
lay open
similar words:
subject
definition 5: to strip away a disguise, pretense, or protection from.
She threatened to expose her criminal boyfriend to the police.The detective took pleasure in exposing the murderer.
synonyms:
bare, strip, uncover, unmask, unveil
antonyms:
cover, disguise
similar words:
disrobe, divest, find out, open, undress
definition 6: to subject (film) to the chemical action of light.
A camera exposes the film to light to make a photograph.
similar words:
develop
definition 7: to allow or cause (someone) to view, come in contact with, or experience.
Her parents wanted to expose her to the art and music of other cultures.She doesn't want her child exposed to the violence in movies and on television.The teacher wanted to expose the students to new ideas.
synonyms:
introduce
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