expose-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: make accessible to some action, influence, or condition

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] EXPOSE NP2[experiencer] TO NP3

We are able to expose the students to a lot of different professional ways of thinking.
I exposed the wound to sunlight a few times during the day.
Don't expose the film (to light) until after developing.
After purchasing your plant do not expose it to cold drafts of air.
These children are exposed to hunger, loss and death on a daily basis.
The employment exposed him to a greater risk of lung disease.

VerbNet: reflexive_appearance-48.1.2
FrameNet: Reveal_secret
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 7, 9

Sense Number 2: remove covering or protection to reveal something hidden

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] EXPOSE NP2[patient]

The plaster on the walls has been removed to expose the original bricks underneath.
He damaged his leg so badly in the accident that the bone was exposed.
Cleaning exposed the grain of the wood.
The gaping wound was exposed for all to see.
The company was financially exposed and many executives were concerned about it.
The newspaper exposed him as a liar.
We exposed the criminal practices of selected companies
The review exposed widespread corruption in the police force.

VerbNet: indicate-78,reflexive_appearance-48.1.2
FrameNet: Reveal_secret
PropBank: expose.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8

Sense Number 3: EXPOSE ONESELF: uncover indecently a part of the body in public

Commentary: Is: EXPOSE ONESELF

The man exposed himself in the subway.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4