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English definition of “expose”


verb [T]     /ɪkˈspəʊz/
to create conditions that allow someone the opportunity to do, learn , or experience something: expose sb/oneself to sth Some expose themselves to the equity market only indirectly , through insurance and pension plans .
to make public something bad or dishonest : The audit exposed widespread corruption in the accounting department .
MARKETING to put something where it can be easily seen : Make sure the new models are exposed in the window .
(Definition of expose verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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