divulge a secret

tell a secret

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  • Divulge — Di*vulge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Divulged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Divulging}.] [F. divulguer, L. divulgare; di = dis + vulgare to spread among the people, from vulgus the common people. See {Vulgar}.] 1. To make public; to several or communicate to the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divulge — verb a) To make public; to several or communicate to the public; to tell (a secret) so that it may become generally known; to disclose; said of that which had been confided as a secret, or had been before unknown; as, to divulge a secret. b) To… …   Wiktionary

  • Secret combination (Latter Day Saints) — In the Latter Day Saint movement, a secret combination is a secret society of people bound together by oaths to carry out the evil purposes of the group. [LDS Church, [http://scriptures.lds.org/gs/s/37 Guide to the Scriptures: Secret… …   Wikipedia

  • Secret — Se cret, a. [F. secret (cf. Sp. & Pg. secreto, It. secreto, segreto), fr. L. secretus, p. p. of secernere to put apart, to separate. See {Certain}, and cf. {Secrete}, {Secern}.] 1. Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • secret — I adj. 1) strictly secret 2) most; top secret 3) to keep smt. secret (from smb.) II n. 1) to make a secret of smt. 2) to guard, keep a secret 3) to betray, blurt out, divulge, reveal a secret 4) to ferret out, uncover a secret 5) a closely… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • divulge — verb (T) to give someone information, especially about something secret: Staff may not divulge confidential information. | divulge sth to sb: Do not divulge the conclusions of the report to anyone. | divulge what/where etc: Adams refused to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • divulge — di|vulge [daıˈvʌldʒ, dı ] v [T] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: divulgare to make widely known to everyone , from vulgus the common people ] to give someone information that should be secret = ↑reveal divulge information/secrets/details …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • divulge — [[t]daɪvʌ̱lʤ, AM dɪ [/t]] divulges, divulging, divulged VERB If you divulge a piece of secret or private information, you tell it to someone. [FORMAL] [V n] Officials refuse to divulge details of the negotiations... [V n] He was charged with… …   English dictionary

  • divulge — UK [daɪˈvʌldʒ] / US [dɪˈvʌldʒ] verb [transitive] Word forms divulge : present tense I/you/we/they divulge he/she/it divulges present participle divulging past tense divulged past participle divulged formal to give information about something,… …   English dictionary

  • secret */*/*/ — I UK [ˈsiːkrət] / US [ˈsɪkrət] noun [countable] Word forms secret : singular secret plural secrets 1) a piece of information that is known by only a small number of people, and is deliberately not told to other people He was accused of selling… …   English dictionary

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