divulge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Divulge To become publicly known. "To keep it from divulging ."
    • Divulge To impart; to communicate. "Which would not be""To them [animals] made common and divulged ."
    • Divulge To indicate publicly; to proclaim. "God . . . marks
      The just man, and divulges him through heaven."
    • Divulge 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. "Divulge not such a love as mine."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • divulge To make public; send or scatter abroad; publish.
    • divulge Specifically To tell or make known, as something before private or secret; reveal; disclose; declare openly.
    • divulge To declare by a public act; proclaim.
    • divulge To impart, as a gift or faculty; confer generally.
    • divulge Synonyms To let out, disclose, betray, impart, communicate.
    • divulge To become public; be made known; become visible.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Divulge di-vulj′ to spread abroad among the vulgar or the people: to make public: to reveal
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. divulguer, L. divulgare,; di- = dis-, + vulgare, to spread among the people, from vulgus, the common people. See Vulgar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. divulgāredis, among, vulgāre, vulgus, the common people. See Folk.

Usage

In literature:

Girl refuses to divulge name of child's father.
"Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore" by Fay-Cooper Cole
I had some particular reasons for sending for him which I never did divulge.
"The Book of Dreams and Ghosts" by Andrew Lang
The time has at last arrived when my life history must be divulged.
"The Young Captives" by Erasmus W. Jones
By a thousand indirect methods we sought to entrap him into divulging all.
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
The arrangement, however, comes to grief, enough of it being divulged from Vienna to explode it.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
And you will, after one week, divulge them to a stranger?
"The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight" by Elizabeth von Arnim
I have divulged no secret.
"Notes & Queries, No. 36. Saturday, July 6, 1850" by Various
Were I to patent the machine, I should have to divulge what I know.
"A Trip to Venus" by John Munro
Every means was used to induce him to divulge the secret of its locality.
"The Bay State Monthly - Volume 2, Issue 3, December, 1884" by Various
But I must not moralize, for Mr. Humphreys has already divulged his plan of disposing of the property.
"The End Of The World" by Edward Eggleston
I would not say anything about it before, lest the secret should be divulged.
"Plutarch's Lives Volume III." by Plutarch
Do you not know more about this person than you appear willing to divulge?
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
Some workers had divulged it to their friends.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
His intentions being divulged, the garrison resolved to consult their own safety by delivering him up to the besiegers.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
This fixes the condition on which I shall divulge the name.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
I swear by my honor that I will not divulge to my aunt one word of all that has passed.
"The Home in the Valley" by Emilie F. Carlén
The author of "Little Truths," William Darton, a Quaker publisher in London, does not divulge from what source he gleaned his knowledge.
"Forgotten Books of the American Nursery" by Rosalie V. Halsey
The negro advised me never to divulge my opinions in relation to the doctor's death, nor to the history of his family out west.
"Secret Band of Brothers" by Jonathan Harrington Green
The girls decided that, unless actually compelled, they would not divulge where they had been.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
Juggut Chund, Nundcomar's son-in-law, was sent to her expressly to entreat her not to divulge it.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
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In poetry:

Onward the chariot of the Untarrying moves;
Nor day divulges him nor night conceals;
Thou hear'st the echo of unreturning hooves
And thunder of irrevocable wheels.
"Epigrams" by William Watson
To him and to the powers that with him dwell:--
Inflowings that divulged not whence they came;
And that secluded spirit unknowable,
The mystery we make darker with a name;
"Wordsworth's Grave" by William Watson
Sun! stay thy course, this moment stay--
Suspend the o'er flowing tide of day,
Divulge not such a love as mine,
Ah! hide the mystery divine;
Lest man, who deems my glory shame,
Should learn the secret of my flame.
"The Secrets Of Divine Love Are To Be Kept" by William Cowper
Hist! Have a care, lest I divulge the plot.
I saw you forge the will! With these two eyes
I recognised the corpse, and, know the spot
Where it now lies.
I know the hand that sped the fatal blow,
And stole the widder's che-ild. Aha! I know!
"Aha! Beware" by C J Dennis

In news:

I'll call it ancient history to let you know she's getting up there in years without divulging just how many ticks on the calendar have gone by.
When Chastity Bono's homosexuality was divulged to the world by a tabloid in 1990, she felt publicly crucified and called the outing "terrifying".
She divulged perhaps too many secrets from Bravo's "Top Chef" during a New York Times panel Saturday afternoon with fellow show judges Gail Simmons and Eric Ripert.
Its consultants almost never even divulge their clients' identities.
Officials divulge that President Obama was told it was armed extremists, not a spontaneous mob, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Montgomery doesn't have to divulge referendum spending.
Sheriff's officials refuse to divulge any information in Shoppes shooting.
'CSI' researchers to divulge their secrets Saturday at the Evansville Museum.
Companies now must divulge security breach details.
Do they also divulge its secrets.
LightSquared to divulge scope, scale of GPS issue.
Meteorite grains divulge Earth's cosmic roots.
Treasury Must Divulge Details on Bailout, Panel Says.
Backers won't divulge whether oil/gas is funding the effort.
After the celebrated writer divulged that he infused a gay subtext into Ben- Hur , he and the film's star, Charlton Heston, duked it out in print.
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In science:

Reluctance may be partially attributable to a heightened awareness of privacy when divulging personal information.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The randomness used to choose the inputs needs not be divulged and can be used subsequently for another task.
Random Numbers Certified by Bell's Theorem
However, we need the quantum state to be prepared and measured in the same safe area, the quantum state and classical information should not be divulged to the eavesdropper in the unsafe area.
Semi-device independent random number expansion without entanglement
Although such a weak key only leads to a limited amount of information leakage (only ears are recongized), it may completely divulge the information of the image (rabbit).
Shannon Entropy based Randomness Measurement and Test for Image Encryption
Rosas, Browder’s theorem and the spectral mapping theorem, Divulg.
Spectra originated from semi-B-Fredholm theory and commuting perturbations
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