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entangle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of entangle

  1. 1 to twist together into a usually confused mass in the process of taking down the Christmas tree, we managed to entangle the string of lights into a hopeless mess of wires Synonyms of entangle interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, knot, snarl, tangle Words Related to entangle jumble, scrabble, scramble; braid, enlace, entwine, entwist, inweave, plait, twine, weave, wind, wreathe, writhe Near Antonyms of entangle unknot, unravel, unscramble; unweave Antonyms of entangle disentangle, unsnarl, untangle, untwine, untwist

  2. 2 to catch or hold as if in a net the young runaway gradually became entangled in a web of lies Synonyms of entangle catch up, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, ensnarl, entoil, entrap, mesh, net, snare, tangle, trap Words Related to entangle bag, birdlime, capture, collar; embroil, implicate, involve, mire Near Antonyms of entangle detach, disengage, extricate; clear, free, liberate Antonyms of entangle disentangle, untangle

  3. 3 to make complex or difficult the history of Alexander the Great is entangled by variant accounts of his exploits Synonyms of entangle complex, complexify, embarrass, complicate, perplex, sophisticateWords Related to entangle develop, elaborate, expand; intensify, magnify; confound, confuse, mess (up), mix (up), muddle; snarl, tangleNear Antonyms of entangle abbreviate, cut, shorten; ease, facilitate; disentangle, straighten (out), unravel, untangle; oversimplifyAntonyms of entangle simplify, streamline



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