Disclose Dis*close", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disclosed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disclosing}.] [OE. desclosen, disclosen, fr. disclos, desclos, not shut in, open, OF. desclos, p. p. of desclore to open, F. d['e]clore; pref. des- (L. dis-) + clore to shut, fr. L. claudere to shut. See {Close}, and cf. {Disclusion}.] 1. To unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense of to hatch. [1913 Webster]

The ostrich layeth her eggs under sand, where the heat of the discloseth them. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from inclosure; to uncover. [1913 Webster]

The shells being broken, . . . the stone included in them is thereby disclosed and set at liberty. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

3. To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to bring to light; to reveal. [1913 Webster]

How softly on the Spanish shore she plays, Disclosing rock, and slope, and forest brown! --Byron. [1913 Webster]

Her lively looks a sprightly mind disclose. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To make known, as that which has been kept secret or hidden; to reveal; to expose; as, events have disclosed his designs. [1913 Webster]

If I disclose my passion, Our friendship 's an end. --Addison.

Syn: To uncover; open; unveil; discover; reveal; divulge; tell; utter. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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