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disentangle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of disentangle

  1. 1 to separate the various strands of it took forever to disentangle the knot Synonyms of disentangle unravel, ravel (out), unbraid, unlay, unsnarl, untangle, untwine, untwist, unweaveWords Related to disentangle fray, fret; smooth, straighten (out); uncoil, undo, unknot, unlace, unroll, unstring, unthread, untie, unwindNear Antonyms of disentangle braid, knot, lace, plait, ply, splice, tie, windAntonyms of disentangle entangle, snarl, tangle

  2. 2 to set free from entanglement or difficulty the years that it took to disentangle ourselves from our troubles after someone started using our social security numbers Synonyms of disentangle clear, disembarrass, disengage, extricate, free, liberate, release, untangleWords Related to disentangle deliver, redeem, rescue, save; disburden, disencumber, unburden; unravel, unsnarl, untie, untwineNear Antonyms of disentangle block, hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct; burden, encumber, load, weighAntonyms of disentangle embroil, entangle

Synonym Discussion of disentangle

extricate, disentangle, untangle, disencumber, disembarrass mean to free from what binds or holds back. extricate implies the use of care or ingenuity in freeing from a difficult position or situation.
    • extricated himself from financial difficulties
disentangle and untangle suggest painstaking separation of a thing from other things.
    • disentangling fact from fiction
    • untangle a web of deceit
disencumber implies a release from something that clogs or weighs down.
    • an article disencumbered of jargon
disembarrass suggests a release from something that impedes or hinders.
    • disembarrassed herself of her advisers

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