Definition of divulge in English:

divulge

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Make known (private or sensitive information)

    ‘I do not want to divulge my plans at the moment’
    • ‘She does not want to divulge any information regarding the nature of her speech in order to keep the curiosity alive.’
    • ‘Anne turned after divulging her information and went back to the story.’
    • ‘Mr Ralphs is calling for an inquiry into what led to his information being divulged.’
    • ‘So far the executive agency of the Department of Health has said it does not divulge information about faults.’
    • ‘She was spotted leaving his hotel in the early hours of the morning and has since divulged the information to friends.’
    • ‘However, the health board has been criticised by anti-abortion campaigners for not divulging information about the case.’
    • ‘Consequently, the user divulges personal information, Berson said.’
    • ‘I didn't think they'd like it if they knew I was divulging this information to Dana - even if it had nothing to do with their secret.’
    • ‘Also, be careful about divulging personal information in news group chatting.’
    • ‘I am now at liberty to divulge the information that I am going to be a dad come mid-August.’
    • ‘If you have perhaps you could direct me to the article that divulges this information.’
    • ‘I couldn't go divulging that information, when Eva had told me in confidence.’
    • ‘These firms are not allowed to divulge any information without either your permission or that of a spouse.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sometimes managers feel uneasy about divulging certain information to their people.’
    • ‘A lot of information is divulged during this feature, and I was glad that Paramount included it on the disc.’
    • ‘If there are delicate negotiations going on, and divulging information may jeopardize these, one might understand.’
    • ‘After his information was divulged, he received death threats - including one written in blood.’
    • ‘Citbank says that since the attacks began a few months ago, it hasn't registered a single case of somebody divulging their information.’
    disclose, reveal, make known, tell, impart, communicate, pass on, publish, broadcast, proclaim, promulgate, declare
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

divulge

/dʌɪˈvʌldʒ//dɪˈvʌldʒ/