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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: desclore, from Medieval Latin disclaudere 'to open'


dis‧close [transitive] formal
1 to make something publicly known, especially after it has been kept secret [= reveal]:
Some companies have already voluntarily disclosed similar information.
He refused to disclose the identity of the politician.
disclose that
It was disclosed that £3.5 million was needed to modernize the building.
2 to show something by removing the thing that covers it [= reveal]

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