Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 529. Disclosure.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section II. Modes of Communication
529. Disclosure.
NOUN:DISCLOSURE; retection [obs.]; unveiling &c. v.; deterration [obs.], revealment, revelation; divulgement, divulgation [rare], divulgence, exposition, exposure, publication, exposé [F.], whole truth; telltale (news) [See News].
  bursting of a bubble; dénouement [F.].
  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, avowance, avowal; confession, confessional; shrift.
  NARRATOR [See Description]; talebearer [See News].
VERB:DISCLOSE, discover, dismask [obs.]; draw -, draw aside -, lift -, raise -, lift up -, remove -, tear- the -veil, - curtain; unmask, unveil, unfold, uncover, unseal, unkennel; take off -, break- the seal; lay open, lay bare; expose; open, - up; bare, bring to light; evidence; make -clear, - evident, - manifest; evince.
  raise -, drop -, lift -, remove -, throw off- the mask; expose; lay open; undeceive, unbeguile; disabuse, set right, correct, open the eyes of; désillusionner [F.].
  DIVULGE, reveal, break [obs.]; let into the secret; reveal the secrets of the prison house; tell (inform) [See Information]; squeal [slang]; breathe, utter, blab, peach [slang]; let -out, - fall, - drop, - slip, - the cat out of the bag [colloq.], come out with it [colloq.], come it [slang], betray; tell tales, - out of school; come out with; give vent to, give utterance to; open the lips, blurt out, vent, whisper about; speak out (make manifest) [See Manifestation]; break the news; make public [See Publication]; unriddle (find out) [See Judgment]a; split.
  ACKNOWLEDGE, allow, concede, grant, admit, own, confess, avow, throw off all disguise, turn inside out, make a clean breast; show one’s -hand, - cards; unburden -, disburden- one’s mind, - conscience, - heart; open -, lay bare -, give one a piece of [colloq.]- one’s mind; unbosom oneself, “own the soft impeachment” [Sheridan]; say -, speak- the truth; turn informer; turn -King’s, - Queen’s, - State’s- evidence; acknowledge the corn [slang, U. S.].
  BE DISCLOSED &c.; transpire, come to light; come in sight (be visible) [See Visibility]; become known, escape the lips; come out, ooze out, creep out, leak out, peep out, crop out, crop forth, crop up; show its -face, - colors; discover &c. itself; break through the clouds, flash on the mind; come to one’s ears [See Information].
ADJECTIVE:DISCLOSED &c. v.; revelative, revelatory, revelational, expository, confessional, confessionary, confessory.
INTERJECTION:out with it! ’fess up! [slang]; open up! [colloq].
  1. The murder is out.
  2. A light breaks in upon one.
  3. The scales fall from one’s eyes.
  4. The eyes are opened.
  5. Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.—Pope


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