unriddle

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verb un·rid·dle \ˌən-ˈri-dəl\

Definition of unriddle

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to find the explanation of :  figure out, solve unriddle a puzzle no trouble unriddling three-part syllogisms — New Yorker; also :  to make understandable :  explain just trying to unriddle the man — Helen Dudar

Examples of unriddle in a Sentence

  1. I managed to unriddle the novel's central mystery before the main character did.

  2. the all-encompassing genius of Leonardo da Vinci is something that no biographer could ever hope to unriddle

First Known Use of unriddle

circa 1586



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