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Synonyms for unfold
ʌnˈfoʊldun·fold

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unfold

    Amplify is now rarely used in the sense of increase, to add material substance, bulk, volume, or the like; it is now almost wholly applied to discourse or writing, signifying to make fuller in statement, whether with or without adding matter of importance, as by stating fully what was before only implied, or by adding illustrations to make the meaning more readily apprehended, etc. The chief difficulty of very young writers is to amplify, to get beyond the bare curt statement by developing, expanding, unfolding the thought. The chief difficulty of those who have more material and experience is to condense sufficiently. So, in the early days of our literature amplify was used in the favorable sense; but at present this word and most kindred words are coming to share the derogatory meaning that has long attached to expatiate. We may develop a thought, expand an illustration, extend a discussion, expatiate on a hobby, dilate on something joyous or sad, enlarge a volume, unfold a scheme, widen the range of treatment.

    Synonyms:
    amplify, augment, develop, dilate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, extend, increase, widen

    Antonyms:
    abbreviate, abridge, amputate, boil down, condense, curtail, cut down, epitomize, reduce, retrench, sum up, summarize

    Preposition:
    To amplify on or upon the subject is needless. Amplify this matter by illustrations.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unfold

    Synonyms:
    unravel, disclose, unbosom, divulge, display, spread out, expand, reveal, develop, explain, declare

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blossom, blossom out, blossom forth, unfoldverb

    develop or come to a promising stage

    "Youth blossomed into maturity"

    Synonyms:
    bloom, open, extend, stretch, blossom, flower, spread, stretch out, spread out, blossom out, blossom forth

    Antonyms:
    turn up, fold up, fold

  2. unfoldverb

    open to the view

    "A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"

    Synonyms:
    stretch out, open, extend, stretch, blossom, spread, spread out, blossom out, blossom forth

    Antonyms:
    fold up, fold, turn up

  3. unfold, stretch, stretch out, extendverb

    extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

    "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"

    Synonyms:
    gallop, crane, blossom, widen, run, lead, continue, debase, load, poke out, extend, blossom forth, protract, stretch out, draw out, offer, put out, carry, spread out, open, go, stretch, stretch forth, pass, adulterate, dilute, reach out, exsert, stretch along, spread, expand, cover, prolong, strain, hold out, blossom out, elongate, broaden

    Antonyms:
    turn up, fold up, fold

  4. unfold, spread, spread out, openverb

    spread out or open from a closed or folded state

    "open the map"; "spread your arms"

    Synonyms:
    fan out, blossom out, circularise, dissipate, open up, overspread, disseminate, pass around, spread, spread out, broadcast, afford, turn out, open, stretch, blossom, give, stretch out, extend, scatter, circularize, expand, splay, go around, propagate, blossom forth, rotate, circulate, disperse, distribute, string out, diffuse

    Antonyms:
    turn up, fold up, fold

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unfoldverb

    Synonyms:
    expand, open, unroll

  2. unfoldverb

    Synonyms:
    reveal, disclose, declare, divulge, tell, interpret, disentangle, resolve, decipher, unravel, unriddle, explain, illustrate, make known, set forth, make clear

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unfoldverb

    Synonyms:
    unfurl, expand, evolve, unroll, disentangle, unravel, resolve, divulge, disclose, reveal, elucidate

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How to use unfold in a sentence?

  1. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz:

    We have a variety of opinions across our party from A-to-Z of how this presidential campaign should unfold, and that's the beauty of our party, that we embrace a wide variety of our opinions, the chair runs the party, ultimately the chair makes those kinds of decisions.

  2. Steve Knight:

    As an 18 year veteran of the LAPD and active member of the Law Enforcement Task Force, I know there are things our officers on the ground know that lawmakers in Washington just can't understand without being there, today's conversations were very productive and I look forward to using this input as I craft legislation to address this urgent challenge. We can no longer play the political blame-game as these tragedies continue to unfold.

  3. Dom Raso:

    You can do all the research and data collection you want and you will find real quick that a life-threatening scenario can unfold at the blink of an eye and when you least expect it, especially for women – criminals are becoming more violent and more risky with their actions.

  4. Vanna Bonta:

    The real story is not the plot, but how the characters unfold by it.

  5. Dana Perino:

    One of the best gifts I ever got [as a child] was a play kitchen, complete with an oven, pots and pans, i already had the imagination I needed to cook up delicious meals for all my dolls and stuffed-animal friends. I also had a ‘Sesame Street' playhouse that would unfold, and I was right there with Big Bird and all the other residents hanging out on the steps of the best neighborhood in the world. It was amazing to live on a block where I could have so many friends.


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