the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
Synonym: unmasking
expose or make accessible to some action or influence
Expose your students to art|expose the blanket to sunshine
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|The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings
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
Synonym: display, exhibit
remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
uncover your belly|The man exposed himself in the subway
Synonym: uncover
reveal to view as by removing a cover
The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set
Synonym: disclose, uncover
put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
expose to light, of photographic film
expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
The physicist debunked the psychic's claims
Synonym: debunk
abandon by leaving out in the open air
The infant was exposed by the teenage mother|After Christmas, many pets get abandoned