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[n] the exposure of an impostor or a fraud; "he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government"
[v] abandon by leaving out in the open air, as of a child or an animal; "The infact was exposed by the teenage mother"
[v] expose while ridiculing; esp. of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
[v] make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"
[v] put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
[v] remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"
[v] expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"
[v] expose to light, of photographic film
[v] disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
[v] to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship.."

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Misc. Definitions

\Ex*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exposing}.] [F. exposer; pref. ex- (L. ex out)+poser to place. See {Pose}, v. t.]
1. To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection. Those who seek truth only, freely expose their principles to the test, and are pleased to have them examined. --Locke.
2. To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat. Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. --Shak.
3. To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the like; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor. You only expose the follies of men, without arraigning their vices. --Dryden.
4. To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat, liar, or hypocrite.

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