unriddle

verb un·rid·dle \ ˌən-ˈri-dᵊl \

Definition of unriddle

: 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

in the meaning defined above

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