Meaning of “disclose” in the English Dictionary

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"disclose" in British English

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discloseverb [ I or T ]

uk /dɪˈskləʊz/ us /dɪˈskloʊz/ formal

C2 to make something known publicly, or to show something that was hidden:

The company has disclosed profits of over £200 million.
[ + that ] The police have disclosed that two officers are under internal investigation.

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  • She refused to disclose any details of the plan.
  • He received an anonymous letter threatening to disclose details of his affair if he didn't pay the money.
  • This information cannot be disclosed without authorization from a minister.
  • They made an agreement not to disclose any details.
  • The journalist refused to disclose her sources.

(Definition of “disclose” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disclose" in American English

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discloseverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈskloʊz/

to give information to the public that was not previously known:

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

(Definition of “disclose” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"disclose" in Business English

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discloseverb [ I or T ]

uk /dɪsˈkləʊz/ us

to give secret, private, or personal information because you must do so for financial, insurance, or legal reasons:

Shareholders are required to disclose their receipt of tax-exempt interest on their federal income tax returns.
An applicant for insurance must disclose any information relevant to the insurer.
disclose that The company was sued for false advertising when it failed to disclose that its "diet" foods contained high levels of saturated fat.

(Definition of “disclose” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)