Definition of UNFOLD

to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area <carefully unfold that antique map so that it doesn't tear>
Synonyms expand, extend, fan (out), flare (out), outspread, outstretch, spread (out), stretch (out), unfold, unfurl
Related Words overspread
Near Antonyms compact, compress, condense, reduce
Antonyms close, contract, fold
to gradually become clearer or more detailed <as the situation unfolded, it became clear that more help would be needed>
to produce flowers <the rosebud unfolded literally overnight>
Synonyms blossom, blow, burgeon (also bourgeon), effloresce, flower, unfold
Related Words leaf, leave; bud; open
to come into view <the majestic landscape unfolded before us>
Near Antonyms depart, leave, retire, withdraw
Antonyms clear, disappear, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, fade, go (away), melt (away), vanish

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