Definition of divulge in English:

divulge

Syllabification: di·vulge
Pronunciation: /diˈvəlj, dī-
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • Make known (private or sensitive information): I am too much of a gentleman to divulge her age
    More example sentences
    • It explains the kinds of tactics interrogators are likely to use to coerce you into confessing or divulging information.
    • I didn't know this, and I'm considering legal action against Beth for not divulging that information.
    • However, the health board has been criticised by anti-abortion campaigners for not divulging information about the case.
    Synonyms
    disclose, reveal, tell, communicate, pass on, publish, broadcast, proclaim; expose, uncover, make public, give away, let slip
    informal spill the beans about, let on about, let the cat out of the bag about

Derivatives

divulgation

Pronunciation: /ˌdivəlˈgāSHən/
noun
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  • Where an author has not entered into a contractual agreement to disclose a work, his or her right to control divulgation is absolute.
  • Unlike the French right of divulgation, the right of first publication limits the display right to a public display.
  • For him, these divulgations are unbearable.

divulgence

noun
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  • Brushing this obviously significant divulgence aside, she surmised the unattainable brunette's history.
  • I think we all have a quarrel in ourselves between divulgence and concealment.
  • It's remarkable how much we're able to glean of this character through such little divulgence.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'announce publicly'): from Latin divulgare, from di- 'widely' + vulgare 'publish' (from vulgus 'common people').

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