come out
intransitive verb Date: 13th century 1. a. to come into public view ; make a public appearance <
a new magazine has come out
>
b. to become evident <
his pride came out in his refusal to accept help
>
2. to declare oneself especially in public utterance <
came out in favor of the proposal
>
3. to turn out in an outcome ; end up <
everything came out all right
>
4. to make a debut 5. a. to openly declare one's homosexuality b. to openly declare something about oneself previously kept hidden — often used with as <
blew his cover and came out as a CIA agent — William Prochnau
>
coming-out noun or adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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