unriddle

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

Definition of unriddle

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

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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

First Known Use of unriddle

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unriddle was circa 1586

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“Unriddle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unriddles. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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