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To tell or reveal a secret or secrets - thesaurus

Synonyms

reveal

verb

to let something become known, for example a secret or information that was previously not known

tell

verb

informal to not keep a secret

let on

to talk about something that is intended to be a secret

give away

to tell information or facts that you should keep secret

disclose

verb

to give information to people, especially information that was secret

leak

verb

to tell private or secret information to journalists or to the public

let (it) slip

to tell someone something that is secret by mistake

lay something bare

to make something known that has been hidden or secret

spill the beans

to tell someone something, often something that should be kept secret

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blab

verb

informal to tell people about things that should be kept secret

blabber

verb

informal to talk too much, especially about things that should be kept secret, in a way that annoys other people

blow someone’s cover

to tell people who someone really is or what they are really doing, especially when doing this puts that person in danger or spoils a plan

blow the gaff

to accidentally tell someone a secret

blow the lid off something

to let people know something that has been kept a secret

broadcast

verb

to tell people something, especially something that you wanted to be a secret

come clean

to tell the truth about something that you have kept secret

come out of the closet

to say publicly that you have a particular belief that you previously kept secret

confide

verb

to tell someone a secret or discuss your private feelings with them

divulge

verb

formal to give information about something, especially something that should be kept secret

dredge up

to tell people about something that someone did in the past that they would prefer to keep secret

give the game away

to let people know a secret or surprise when you did not want or intend to let them know

go public

to tell the newspapers or people in general about something that has been secret or private

have a loose tongue

to talk about things that you should keep secret

leak like a sieve

to allow a lot of private or secret information to be told to the public

let in

informal to talk to someone about your problems and feelings

let in on

to tell someone a secret

let the cat out of the bag

to tell someone something that was intended to be secret

lift the lid on something

to tell someone about something bad or something that was a secret

offload

verb

to tell someone all your problems and difficulties so that you feel better

out

verb

to make an unpleasant or embarrassing fact about someone publicly known

overshare

verb

to give other people too much information about yourself, or information that would normally be private, especially on a social networking website

retail

verb

formal to pass information to other people, especially personal details about someone

sneak

verb

Britishinformalshowing disapproval to tell someone about something wrong that someone else has done. The American word is snitch

snitch

verb

informalshowing disapproval to tell someone about something wrong that someone else has done

someone’s mask/demeanour slips

if your mask or demeanour slips, people start to see what you are really thinking or feeling

strip away

to remove unnecessary things that hide what something is really like

take/pull the wraps off something

to show or tell people something that has been kept secret

take someone into your confidence

to tell someone something secret or private

talk

verb

to give information that someone thinks should be secret

tattle

verb

mainly Americanshowing disapproval to tell someone that another person has done something bad, usually in order to get them into trouble. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

tell

verb

to inform someone about something bad that someone else has done

tell tales

to inform someone about something bad that someone else has done. This expression is used mainly by children.

tip someone the wink

to give someone secret information

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