Depose vs Disclose - What's the difference?
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.
(literally) To put down; to lay down; to deposit; to lay aside; to put away.
To remove (a leader) from (high) office, without killing the incumbent.
- additional mud deposed upon it
- A deposed monarch may go into exile as pretender to the lost throne, hoping to be restored in a subsequent revolution.
(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.
- a tyrant over his subjects, and therefore worthy to be deposed
- After we deposed the claimant we had enough evidence to avoid a trial.
To take or swear an oath.
To testify; to bear witness; to claim; to assert; to affirm.
* Francis Bacon
- Depose him in the justice of his cause.
- to depose the yearly rent or valuation of lands
(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