I am looking for an active verb that communicates the idea of taking great risk to share intimate desires of your heart for the sake of the greater good, love, connection, etc...

It must be positive, acknowledging that there is a hidden gift in perceived weakness. How, being vulnerable encourages others by normalizing their own fears, feelings of inadequacy and unmet desires.

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    @bof Bare is a weak verb because its past tense is just bared. But bear is a strong verb because it doesn't get a dental added to it in the past tense the way happens with weak verbs. Rather it changes its vowel like all strong verbs do, leaving you with bore. – tchrist Jan 6 at 7:22
  • Is say a strong verb? It changes its vowel and gets a dental added to it. – bof Jan 6 at 7:48
  • To @tchrist's point, an English "strong verb" is a verb that forms the past tense by changing the vowel of the present tense form; while a weak verb adds an "-ed". I think you don't mean that, but rather "a verb which connotes strength". Is that correct? – Mark Beadles Jan 8 at 15:52
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    @bog "Say" is considered an irregular weak verb, consisting of adding a dental also doing some type of contraction/shortening. Have/has and do/does are a couple other examples of this. – Mark Beadles Jan 8 at 15:54
  • If you're not set on a verb, the expression "showing your belly" would be useful. – Tushar Raj Jan 9 at 16:19