Disclose vs Calumniate - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between disclose and calumniate

is that disclose is to expose to the knowledge of others; to make known, state openly, reveal while calumniate is to levy a false charge against, especially of a vague offense, with the intent to damage someone's reputation or standing.

As verbs the difference between disclose and calumniate

is that disclose is (obsolete) to open up, unfasten while calumniate is to make hurtful untrue comments about.

As a noun disclose

is (obsolete) a disclosure.

disclose

English

Verb

(disclos)
  • (obsolete) To open up, unfasten.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • The ostrich layeth her eggs under sand, where the heat of the discloseth them.
  • To uncover, physically expose to view.
  • * Woodward
  • The shells being broken, the stone included in them is thereby disclosed and set at liberty.
  • * 1972 , Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things , McGraw-Hill 1972, p. 13:
  • Its brown curtain was only half drawn, disclosing the elegant legs, clad in transparent black, of a female seated inside.
  • To expose to the knowledge of others; to make known, state openly, reveal.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Her lively looks a sprightly mind disclose .
  • * Addison
  • If I disclose my passion, / Our friendship's at an end.

    Synonyms

    * divulge * impart * publish * reveal * unveil

    Antonyms

    * cover up

    Derived terms

    * discloser

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A disclosure
  • calumniate

    English

    Verb

    (calumniat)
  • To make hurtful untrue comments about.
  • * Strype
  • Hatred unto the truth did always falsely report and calumniate all godly men's doings.
  • * 1905 , Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes ,
  • There are adherents of each of the four French parties—Legitimists, Orleanists, Imperialists, and Republicans—in this little mountain-town; and they all hate, loathe, decry, and calumniate each other.
  • To levy a false charge against, especially of a vague offense, with the intent to damage someone's reputation or standing.
  • Synonyms

    * (to make hurtful untrue statements): slander * See also