Expose Ex*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exposing}.] [F. exposer; pref. ex- (L. ex out)+poser to place. See {Pose}, v. t.] 1. To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection. [1913 Webster]

Those who seek truth only, freely expose their principles to the test, and are pleased to have them examined. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat. [1913 Webster]

Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the like; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor. [1913 Webster]

You only expose the follies of men, without arraigning their vices. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat, liar, or hypocrite. [1913 Webster] ||

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