Definition of divulge in English:



  • Make known (private or sensitive information)

    ‘I am too much of a gentleman to divulge her age’
    • ‘I am now at liberty to divulge the information that I am going to be a dad come mid-August.’
    • ‘I didn't know this, and I'm considering legal action against Beth for not divulging that information.’
    • ‘A lot of information is divulged during this feature, and I was glad that Paramount included it on the disc.’
    • ‘Also, be careful about divulging personal information in news group chatting.’
    • ‘I couldn't go divulging that information, when Eva had told me in confidence.’
    • ‘Citbank says that since the attacks began a few months ago, it hasn't registered a single case of somebody divulging their information.’
    • ‘It explains the kinds of tactics interrogators are likely to use to coerce you into confessing or divulging information.’
    • ‘So far the executive agency of the Department of Health has said it does not divulge information about faults.’
    • ‘After his information was divulged, he received death threats - including one written in blood.’
    • ‘Mr Ralphs is calling for an inquiry into what led to his information being divulged.’
    • ‘These firms are not allowed to divulge any information without either your permission or that of a spouse.’
    • ‘However, the health board has been criticised by anti-abortion campaigners for not divulging information about the case.’
    • ‘Anne turned after divulging her information and went back to the story.’
    • ‘Sometimes managers feel uneasy about divulging certain information to their people.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If there are delicate negotiations going on, and divulging information may jeopardize these, one might understand.’
    • ‘She does not want to divulge any information regarding the nature of her speech in order to keep the curiosity alive.’
    • ‘She was spotted leaving his hotel in the early hours of the morning and has since divulged the information to friends.’
    • ‘If you have perhaps you could direct me to the article that divulges this information.’
    • ‘Consequently, the user divulges personal information, Berson said.’
    disclose, reveal, make known, tell, impart, communicate, pass on, publish, broadcast, proclaim, promulgate, declare
    expose, uncover, make public, go public with, bring into the open, give away, let slip, let drop, blurt out, leak, confess, betray, admit, come out with
    spill the beans about, let the cat out of the bag about, let on about, tell all about, blow the lid off, squeal about
    blow the gaff on
    discover, unbosom
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Late Middle English (in the sense announce publicly): from Latin divulgare, from di- widely + vulgare publish (from vulgus common people).