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unravel

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of unravel

  1. 1 to separate the various strands of <it took us forever to unravel the jumbled mass of Christmas tree lights> Synonyms disentangle, ravel (out), unbraid, unlay, unsnarl, untangle, untwine, untwist, unweave Related Words fray, fret; smooth, straighten (out); uncoil, undo, unknot, unlace, unroll, unstring, unthread, untie, unwind Near Antonyms braid, knot, lace, plait, ply, splice, tie, wind Antonyms entangle, snarl, tangle

  2. 2 to find an answer for through reasoning <unraveled the mystery> Synonyms answer, break, crack, dope (out), figure out, puzzle (out), resolve, riddle (out), solve, unriddle, work, work outRelated Words conclude, decide, deduce, gather, infer, judge, reason; clear (up), iron out, straighten (out), unscramble, untangle, untie; assume, conjecture, divine, guess, presume, speculate; decipher, decode




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