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verb [transitive]     disclose pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledisclosing
past tensedisclosed
past participledisclosed
  1. 1
    to give information to people, especially information that was secret

    Most of the people interviewed requested that their identity should not be disclosed.

    disclose that:

    They were reluctant to disclose that profits had fallen.

    disclose what/where/how etc:

    Officials did not disclose where the explosives were alleged to have been planted.

  2. 2
    mainly literary to allow someone to see something by moving the thing that covers or hides it


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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