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1‘the gold covering was flaking away, exposing the white plaster’
reveal, uncover, lay bare, bare, leave unprotected
2‘he was exposed to asbestos at his workplace’
make vulnerable, make subject, subject, lay open
put at risk of, put in jeopardy of, leave unprotected from
endanger by, imperil by, jeopardize by
3‘the colony had been exposed to new liberal ideas’
bring into contact with, present with, make acquainted with, make conversant with, make familiar with, familiarize with, acquaint with, make aware of
keep away from, keep free of
4‘he has been exposed as a liar and a traitor’
uncover, reveal, show, display, exhibit, disclose, manifest, unveil, unmask
discover, bring to light, bring into the open, make known, unearth, let out, divulge, make obvious
detect, find out, catch out, smoke out
betray, give away
informal spill the beans on, blow the whistle on, pull the plug on
‘police are hunting a man who exposed himself to a young woman’
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