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.
- To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition: exposed themselves to disease; exposed their children to classical music.
- To subject (a photographic film, for example) to the action of light.
- To deprive of shelter or protection; lay open to danger or harm: troops that were exposed to gunfire.
- To make visible: Cleaning exposed the grain of the wood. See Synonyms at show.
- To make known (something discreditable).
- To reveal the guilt or wrongdoing of: expose a criminal.
- To engage in indecent exposure of (oneself).