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4 definitions found
 for Divulge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 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.
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              Divulge not such a love as mine.      --Cowper.
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     2. To indicate publicly; to proclaim. [R.]
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              God . . . marks
              The just man, and divulges him through heaven.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. To impart; to communicate.
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              Which would not be
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              To them [animals] made common and divulged.
                                                    --Milton.
  
     Syn: To publish; disclose; discover; uncover; reveal;
          communicate; impart; tell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Divulge \Di*vulge"\, v. i.
     To become publicly known. [R.] "To keep it from divulging."
     --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  divulge
      v 1: 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" [syn:
           unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal,
           discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let
           out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "divulge":
     affect, air, betoken, betray, brandish, break it to,
     break the news, breathe, bring forth, bring forward,
     bring into view, bring out, bring to notice, broach, come out with,
     confide, confide to, dangle, demonstrate, develop, disclose,
     discover, display, divulgate, dramatize, embody, enact, evidence,
     evince, evulgate, exhibit, expose to view, express, flaunt,
     flourish, give away, give out, give sign, give token, give vent to,
     gossip, highlight, illuminate, incarnate, indicate, let get around,
     let in on, let out, make clear, make known, make plain,
     make public, manifest, materialize, mean, mouth, open up, out with,
     parade, perform, present, proclaim, produce, publish, put out,
     represent, reveal, roll out, set forth, show, show forth, spill,
     spotlight, tattle, tell, token, trot out, unfold, utter, vent,
     ventilate, wave
  
  

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