divulge
transitive verb (divulged; divulging) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin divulgare, from dis- + vulgare to make known, from vulgus mob Date: 15th century 1. archaic to make public ; proclaim 2. to make known (as a confidence or secret) Synonyms: see revealdivulgence noun

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  • Divulge — Di*vulge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Divulged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Divulging}.] [F. divulguer, L. divulgare; di = dis + vulgare to spread among the people, from vulgus the common people. See {Vulgar}.] 1. To make public; to several or communicate to the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divulge — I verb acquaint, advertise, air, apprise bare, blurt out, break news, breathe, bring to light, broadcast, communicate, confide, disclose, divulgate, enlighten, evince, expose, impart, inform, lay bare, lay open, leak, let drop, let slip, make… …   Law dictionary

  • Divulge — Di*vulge , v. i. To become publicly known. [R.] To keep it from divulging. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divulge — (v.) mid 15c., from L. divulgare publish, make common, from dis apart (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + vulgare make common property, from vulgus common people (see VULGAR (Cf. vulgar)). Related: Divulged; divulging …   Etymology dictionary

  • divulge — tell, disclose, *reveal, betray, discover Analogous words: impart, *communicate: announce, *declare, publish, advertise, proclaim: blab, tattle, *gossip …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • divulge — [v] make known; confess admit, betray, blab, blow the whistle*, broadcast, communicate, cough up*, declare, disclose, discover, exhibit, expose, fess up*, give away, go public*, gossip, impart, leak, let hair down*, let slip*, mouth, open up*,… …   New thesaurus

  • divulge — ► VERB ▪ make known (private or sensitive information). ORIGIN Latin divulgare publish widely …   English terms dictionary

  • divulge — [də vulj′] vt. divulged, divulging [ME divulgen < L divulgare < di (< dis ), apart + vulgare, to make public < vulgus, the common people: see VULGAR] to make known; disclose; reveal SYN. REVEAL1 …   English World dictionary

  • divulge — verb (T) to give someone information, especially about something secret: Staff may not divulge confidential information. | divulge sth to sb: Do not divulge the conclusions of the report to anyone. | divulge what/where etc: Adams refused to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • divulge — di|vulge [daıˈvʌldʒ, dı ] v [T] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: divulgare to make widely known to everyone , from vulgus the common people ] to give someone information that should be secret = ↑reveal divulge information/secrets/details …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • divulge — [[t]daɪvʌ̱lʤ, AM dɪ [/t]] divulges, divulging, divulged VERB If you divulge a piece of secret or private information, you tell it to someone. [FORMAL] [V n] Officials refuse to divulge details of the negotiations... [V n] He was charged with… …   English dictionary

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