|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties|
|Division (II) Communication of Ideas|
| Section II. Modes of Communication|
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|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].
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|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 ones -hand, - cards; unburden -, disburden- ones mind, - conscience, - heart; open -, lay bare -, give one a piece of [colloq.]- ones mind; unbosom oneself, own the soft impeachment [Sheridan]; say -, speak- the truth; turn informer; turn -Kings, - Queens, - States- 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 ones ears [See Information].
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|ADJECTIVE:||DISCLOSED &c. v.; revelative, revelatory, revelational, expository, confessional, confessionary, confessory.|
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|INTERJECTION:||out with it! fess up! [slang]; open up! [colloq].|
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- The murder is out.
- A light breaks in upon one.
- The scales fall from ones eyes.
- The eyes are opened.
- Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.Pope