Disclose vs Calumniate - What's the difference?
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.
(obsolete) To open up, unfasten.
* Francis Bacon
To uncover, physically expose to view.
- The ostrich layeth her eggs under sand, where the heat of the discloseth them.
* 1972 , Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things , McGraw-Hill 1972, p. 13:
- The shells being broken, the stone included in them is thereby disclosed and set at liberty.
To expose to the knowledge of others; to make known, state openly, reveal.
* Alexander Pope
- Its brown curtain was only half drawn, disclosing the elegant legs, clad in transparent black, of a female seated inside.
- Her lively looks a sprightly mind disclose .
- If I disclose my passion, / Our friendship's at an end.
* cover up
(obsolete) A disclosure
To make hurtful untrue comments about.
* 1905 , Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes ,
- Hatred unto the truth did always falsely report and calumniate all godly men's doings.
To levy a false charge against, especially of a vague offense, with the intent to damage someone's reputation or standing.
- 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 make hurtful untrue statements): slander
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