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Synonyms for unfold
ʌnˈfoʊld

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blossom, blossom out, blossom forth, unfold(verb)

    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. unfold(verb)

    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, extend(verb)

    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, open(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unfold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    expand, open, unroll

  2. unfold(v. a.)

    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. unfold(v)

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

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How to say unfold in sign language?

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#311639protract

How to use unfold in a sentence?

  1. Gregory Peters:

    I think it is a bullish U.S. asset story period, if this thing does happen, i think it will be a great buying opportunity for U.S. assets, from Treasuries to high-yield' junk' bonds. It may not be an immediate response of a U.S. rally, but I do believe it will be a buying opportunity which will unfold in the medium/long term.

  2. Dermot Shea:

    We'll go where the evidence leads us, but it's a little preliminary to make speculation whether it's a gambling dispute, whether it's a robbery, but that will unfold as the day goes on.

  3. Martin Bell:

    You see Tiny's life unfold in the book, for better and worse, but we could also see ourselves growing older.

  4. Joe Goldman:

    There is deep skepticism and concern, across the political spectrum, about how this election is going to unfold.

  5. Rupert Colville:

    With opposition demonstrations still likely to take place in Zimbabwe in the near future, we urge the government to find ways to continuously engage with the population about their legitimate grievances on the economic situation, and to stop cracking down on peaceful protesters, we are deeply concerned by the socio-economic crisis that continues to unfold in Zimbabwe.


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