英 [daɪ'vʌldʒ; dɪ-]
di-, 分开，散开，来自dis-变体。-vulg, 平民，民众，词源同vulgar, vulgarity. 即在公众中传播，引申词义泄露。
- divulge:  Etymologically, to divulge something is to make it known to the vulgar masses. The word comes from Latin dīvulgāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix dis- ‘widely’ and vulgāre ‘make common, publish’. This in turn was derived from vulgus ‘common people’, source of English vulgar. At first in English it was semantically neutral, meaning ‘make widely known’ (‘fame of his ouvrages [works, achievements] hath been divulged’, William Caxton, Book of Eneydos 1490), but by the 17th century the word’s modern connotations of ‘disclosing what should be secret’ had developed.
- divulge (v.)
- mid-15c., from Latin divulgare "publish, make common," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + vulgare "make common property," from vulgus "common people" (see vulgar). Related: Divulged; divulging.
- 1. I do not want to divulge where the village is.
- 2. Officials refuse to divulge details of the negotiations.
- 3. Police refused to divulge the identity of the suspect.
- 4. They refused to divulge where they had hidden the money.
- 5. He swore never to divulge the secret.
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