There are 2 main translations of expose in Spanish:

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expose

American English: /ɪkˈspoʊz/
British English: /ɪkˈspəʊz/
, /ɛkˈspəʊz/

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    (nerve/wire/wound)
    to expose something to something
    exponer algo a algo
    1.2 (subject) See examples:to expose something/somebody (to something)
    exponer a algo/alguien (a algo)
    the soldiers were exposed to danger
    los soldados se vieron expuestos al peligro
    to expose oneself to criticism/ridicule/danger
    exponerse a las críticas/al ridículo/al peligro
    Example sentences
    • Their lack of knowledge and the context for much of the knowledge they are exposed to shapes their world.
    • ‘We lived in the Mount Baker area so she could be exposed to diverse socioeconomic communities,’ said her father.
    • Each day had something new for the children, exposing them to various knowledge inputs.
  • 2 2.1
    (secret/scandal/crime)
    poner al descubierto
    sacar a la luz
    (inefficiency/weaknesses)
    poner en evidencia
    2.2
    (criminal/swindler)
    Example sentences
    • Suddenly he is exposed as just another coach.
    • But just before 1.15 pm on Wednesday, the Prime Minister was exposed as either a liar or an incompetent.
    • He was exposed as a man who thinks so little of the ethics of high office that he lobbied on ministerial letterhead to get his son off a traffic offence.
    Example sentences
    • Will the results of such an investigation even be exposed to public view?
    • Losing the vote would not mean the end of his government, but would be an embarrassment and expose the fissures within the 20-party ruling coalition.
    • An inclination to tyranny has seldom been so readily exposed by a public figure.
  • 3 (Photography)
    Example sentences
    • I mainly use the meter setting of 3200 at the camera to expose the film.
    • In the traditional darkroom, a photographer makes a print by projecting light through the original piece of film, which exposes the paper.
    • Some images are printed using the Lightjet, a digital enlarger that exposes photographic paper with red, green and blue lasers.
  • 4 (exhibit)
    (goods/pictures)
    Example sentences
    • Most anywhere on the long expanse of the north shore side of the Cape which uncovers at low tides to expose sand flats can be productive.
    • It consisted of a lavender shirt that draped off the shoulders, exposing them completely, and it was very low cut.
    • The low quality fish they dry on sand, exposing it to birds and animals, may not bring them good revenue.

reflexive verb

  • to expose oneself
    hacer exhibicionismo

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exposé
American English: /ˌɛkspoʊˈzeɪ/
British English: /ɪkˈspəʊzeɪ/
, /ɛkˈspəʊzeɪ/

noun

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