Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb expose

9 senses of expose

Sense 1
expose -- (expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine")
       => subject -- (cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation")

Sense 2
unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out -- (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"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case")
       => tell -- (let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late")

Sense 3
expose, exhibit, display -- (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")
       => show -- (make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please")

Sense 4
uncover, expose -- (remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway")

Sense 5
disclose, expose -- (disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set")
       => uncover, bring out, unveil, reveal -- (make visible; "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her")

Sense 6
queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril -- (put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position)
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

Sense 7
expose -- (expose to light, of photographic film)
       => subject -- (cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation")

Sense 8
debunk, expose -- (expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims")
       => ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun -- (subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday")

Sense 9
expose -- (abandon by leaving out in the open air; "The infant was exposed by the teenage mother"; "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned")
       => abandon, forsake, desolate, desert -- (leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children")

Antonyms of adj exposed

2 senses of exposed

Sense 1
exposed, open -- (with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound")

INDIRECT (VIA unprotected) -> protected -- (kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find")

Sense 2
exposed, uncovered -- (not covered with clothing; "her exposed breast")

INDIRECT (VIA unclothed) -> clothed, clad -- (wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination; "clothed and in his right mind"- Bible; "proud of her well-clothed family"; "nurses clad in white"; "white-clad nurses")

Similarity of adj exposed

2 senses of exposed

Sense 1
exposed, open -- (with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound")
       => unprotected (vs. protected) -- (lacking protection or defense)

Sense 2
exposed, uncovered -- (not covered with clothing; "her exposed breast")
       => unclothed (vs. clothed) -- (not wearing clothing)

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