un·​rid·​dle ˌən-ˈri-dᵊl How to pronounce unriddle (audio)
unriddled; unriddling; unriddles

transitive verb

: to find the explanation of : figure out, solve
unriddle a puzzle
no trouble unriddling three-part syllogismsNew Yorker
also : to make understandable : explain
just trying to unriddle the man Helen Dudar

Examples of unriddle in a Sentence

I managed to unriddle the novel's central mystery before the main character did. the all-encompassing genius of Leonardo da Vinci is something that no biographer could ever hope to unriddle

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unriddle was circa 1586

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“Unriddle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unriddle. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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