Synonyms and Antonyms of unfold
1 to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area carefully unfold that antique map so that it doesn't tear Synonyms of unfold expand, extend, fan (out), flare (out), outspread, outstretch, spread (out), stretch (out), open, unfurlWords Related to unfold overspreadNear Antonyms of unfold compact, compress, condense, reduceAntonyms of unfold close, contract, fold
2 to gradually become clearer or more detailed as the situation unfolded, it became clear that more help would be needed Synonyms of unfold elaborate, evolve, developWords Related to unfold advance, fare, forge, get along, get on, march, proceed, progress; blossom, grow, mature, ripen; materialize; emerge, play out
3 to produce flowers the rosebud unfolded literally overnight Synonyms of unfold blossom, blow, burgeon (also bourgeon), effloresce, flower, bloomWords Related to unfold leaf, leave; bud; openNear Antonyms of unfold dry up, fade, shrivel, wilt, wither; die, drop, expire, perish
4 to come into view the majestic landscape unfolded before us Synonyms of unfold come out, materialize, show, show up, turn up, appearWords Related to unfold reappear, resurface; bulk, loom; arrive, come; dawn, debut; arise, blossom, bob (up), break, break out, crop (up), emerge, erupt, issue, outcrop, rise, shoot (up), spring (up), surface; happen, occur; reappear, rematerializeNear Antonyms of unfold depart, leave, retire, withdrawAntonyms of unfold clear, disappear, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, fade, go (away), melt (away), vanish
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