divulge

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 Divulge — Di*vulge , v. i. To become publicly known. [R.] To keep it from divulging. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 divulge — UK [daɪˈvʌldʒ] / US [dɪˈvʌldʒ] verb [transitive] Word forms divulge : present tense I/you/we/they divulge he/she/it divulges present participle divulging past tense divulged past participle divulged formal to give information about something,… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 divulge — v. (B) to divulge information to the press * * * [d(a)ɪ vʌldʒ] (B) to divulge information to the press …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 divulge — verb a) To make public; to several or communicate to the public; to tell (a secret) so that it may become generally known; to disclose; said of that which had been confided as a secret, or had been before unknown; as, to divulge a secret. b) To… …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 divulge — See divulge, disclose …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 16 divulge — verb Divulge is used with these nouns as the object: ↑detail, ↑information, ↑secret …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 divulge — di|vulge [ dı vʌldʒ ] verb transitive FORMAL to give information about something, especially something that should be kept secret: I m not allowed to divulge information about my clients …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 divulge — [15] Etymologically, to divulge something is to make it known to the vulgar masses. The word comes from Latin dīvulgāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix dis ‘widely’ and vulgāre ‘make common, publish’. This in turn was derived from vulgus… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 divulge — verb he refused to divulge Father O Neill s whereabouts Syn: disclose, reveal, tell, communicate, pass on, publish, broadcast, proclaim; expose, uncover, make public, give away, let slip; informal spill the beans about, let on about, let the cat… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 divulge — /davalj/ To disclose or make known, as to divulge secret or classified information …

    Black's law dictionary