Depose vs Disclose - What's the difference?

depose | disclose |


As verbs the difference between depose and disclose

is that depose is while disclose is (obsolete) to open up, unfasten.

As a noun disclose is

(obsolete) a disclosure.

depose

English

Verb

(depos)
  • (literally) To put down; to lay down; to deposit; to lay aside; to put away.
  • * Woodword
  • additional mud deposed upon it
  • To remove (a leader) from (high) office, without killing the incumbent.
  • A deposed monarch may go into exile as pretender to the lost throne, hoping to be restored in a subsequent revolution.
  • * Prynne
  • a tyrant over his subjects, and therefore worthy to be deposed
  • (legal) To give evidence or testimony, especially in response to interrogation during a deposition
  • (legal) To interrogate and elicit testimony from during a deposition; typically done by a lawyer.
  • After we deposed the claimant we had enough evidence to avoid a trial.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Depose him in the justice of his cause.
  • To take or swear an oath.
  • To testify; to bear witness; to claim; to assert; to affirm.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • to depose the yearly rent or valuation of lands

    Synonyms

    * declare

    Antonyms

    * restore

    Derived terms

    * deposable * deposal

    Anagrams

    * ----

    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