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extricate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of extricate

  1. to set free from entanglement or difficulty you've woven such a web of lies that it's hard to see how you can extricate yourself now Synonyms of extricate clear, disembarrass, disengage, disentangle, free, liberate, release, untangle Words Related to extricate deliver, redeem, rescue, save; disburden, disencumber, unburden; unravel, unsnarl, untie, untwine Phrases cut loose Near Antonyms of extricate block, hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct; burden, encumber, load, weigh Antonyms of extricate embroil, entangle

Synonym Discussion of extricate

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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