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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

How to pronounce unfold?

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How to say unfold in sign language?

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How to use unfold in a sentence?

  1. Kelley Paul:

    There is nothing more stressful than sitting home and watching things unfold in Washington or the media about someone you love and you feel sort of out of control or out of the realm of it, i didn't like that feeling of just sort of passively watching so I did start giving some more speeches and traveling with him. When you're out there you realize how quickly things are moving and how you can impact them so I did.

  2. Michael Snyder:

    Predicting fall’s color changes is part science and part luck, we know the science of color change and the factors that influence it, but we don’t know exactly how it will unfold in any given year. The good news is, our foliage is like a day on the slopes — when it’s good, it’s great. And even when it’s a bit off, it’s still really good.

  3. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi:

    It makes you sad to watch all of that unfold. But again the public needs to understand we have to have the total picture and that is what investigators are looking at.

  4. Alvin Irby:

    One day I was getting a haircut at the barbershop across the street from my school, one of my first graders came inside and he plopped down on the couch. He was staring out the window, looking bored. As I watched this all unfold, I was thinking to myself, he should really be practicing his reading right now.

  5. Wolf Blitzer:

    This was the first real war that we had cameras on the scene. During the Vietnam War there were cameras, but it usually took 24 hours to get the film back from Saigon to the United States, and then they would have to develop the film, here we had live satellite coverage of all the key locations and people could watch a war unfold live.


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