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tr.v. di·vulged, di·vulg·ing, di·vulg·es
1. To make known (something private or secret).
2. Archaic To proclaim publicly.
[Middle English divulgen, from Old French divulguer, from Latin dīvulgāre, to publish : dī-, dis-, among; see dis- + vulgāre, to spread among the multitude (from vulgus, common people).]
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(tr; may take a clause as object) to make known (something private or secret); disclose
[C15: from Latin dīvulgāre, from di-2 + vulgāre to spread among the people, from vulgus the common people]
diˈvulgence, diˈvulgement n
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v.t. -vulged, -vulg•ing.
to disclose or reveal (something private, secret, or previously unknown).
[1425–75; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin dīvulgāre=dī- di-2 + vulgāre to make common, derivative of vulgus the common people]
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Past participle: divulged
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|Verb||1.||divulge - 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"|
blackwash - bring (information) out of concealment
muckrake - explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures; "This reporter was well-known for his muckraking"
blow - cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
out - reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle; "The gay actor was outed last week"; "Someone outed a CIA agent"
come out of the closet, out, come out - to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; "This actor outed last year"
spring - produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"
get around, get out, break - be released or become known; of news; "News of her death broke in the morning"
confide - reveal in private; tell confidentially
leak - tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"
babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, spill the beans, tattle, babble, talk, sing - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
reveal - disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
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verb make known, tell, reveal, publish, declare, expose, leak, confess, exhibit, communicate, spill (informal), disclose, proclaim, betray, uncover, impart, promulgate, let slip, blow wide open (slang), get off your chest (informal), cough (slang), out (informal), spill your guts about (slang) He was charged with divulging state secrets.
hide, conceal, keep secret
hide, conceal, keep secret
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