- (transitive) To make public or known; to communicate to the public; to tell (information, especially a secret) so that it may become generally known.
- Synonym: disclose
- I will never divulge that secret to anyone.
- 2016 December 8, “The president-elect's EPA head may not believe in climate change”, in The Economist:
- In an interview with The Economist last year, he insisted his attack on the CPP had nothing to do with his views on global warming, which he would not divulge.
- 1910, Stephen Leacock, “How to Avoid Getting Married”, in Literary Lapses:
- Here then is a letter from a young man whose name I must not reveal, but whom I will designate as D. F., and whose address I must not divulge, but will simply indicate as Q. Street, West.
- To indicate publicly; to proclaim.
- 1671, John Milton, “The Third Book”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: […] J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], →OCLC:
- God... marks The just man, and divulges him through heaven.
- bewray, bring out, uncover, disclose, discover, expose, give away, impart, let on, let out, reveal; see also Thesaurus:divulge
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to make public
to indicate publicly; to proclaim
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