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transpire (verb) be known/be proved true.

If it transpires that something has happened it is known that something has happened. If it transpires that the bank robbery has been committed with an insiderís help, it comes to be known/people come to know that an insider helped the robbers.

  • It transpired that he had hidden a lot of money in a numbered Swiss bank account. It came to be known so, after his death.
  • When they read an old letter it transpired that she had already been married. They knew from the letter that she had got married two years before.
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