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untangle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of untangle

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

  2. 2 to set free from entanglement or difficulty I was finally able to untangle myself from my credit problems Synonyms of untangle clear, disembarrass, disengage, disentangle, free, liberate, release, extricateWords Related to untangle deliver, redeem, rescue, save; disburden, disencumber, unburden; unravel, unsnarl, untie, untwineNear Antonyms of untangle block, hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct; burden, encumber, load, weighAntonyms of untangle embroil, entangle

Synonym Discussion of untangle

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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