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Synonyms for unravel
ʌnˈræv əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpick(verb)

    become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of

    "unravel the thread"

    Synonyms:
    unpick, run, disentangle, ravel out, extricate, ravel, disencumber, untangle, unscramble, unknot

    Antonyms:
    ravel, tangle, knot

  2. ravel, unravel, ravel out(verb)

    disentangle

    "can you unravel the mystery?"

    Synonyms:
    knot, run, ravel out, ravel, tangle, untangle, unscramble, unpick, unknot

    Antonyms:
    ravel, knot, tangle

  3. run, unravel(verb)

    become undone

    "the sweater unraveled"

    Synonyms:
    course, operate, unscramble, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, ravel, run away, move, turn tail, range, run, guide, function, lead, lam, ravel out, flow, melt down, track down, break away, untangle, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, bleed, carry, scarper, go, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, run for, black market, unknot, persist, incline, draw, hightail it, be given, prevail, campaign, tend, escape, ladder, ply, unpick, melt

    Antonyms:
    tangle, knot, ravel

Wiktionary

  1. unravel(verb)

    Synonyms:
    unsnarl, unriddle, disentangle, solve

  2. unravel(verb)

    to separate the threads (of)

    Synonyms:
    solve, unsnarl, unriddle, disentangle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unravel(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disentangle, extricate, ravel, untwist

  2. unravel(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    unfold, decipher, interpret, understand, resolve, solve, explain, read, clear up, make out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unravel(v)

    Synonyms:
    disentangle, extricate, ravel, decipher, unfold

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    disentangle, undo, self-destruct, decipher

How to pronounce unravel?

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How to say unravel in sign language?

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How to use unravel in a sentence?

  1. Tom Lackey:

    We're not trying to unravel Proposition 47, we believe this was one of the pieces of Proposition 47 that was unintended in the mind of the voter.

  2. An EU official:

    It would unravel the British deal, really, because the basic assumption is that this is a proposal for the UK.

  3. Peter Hotez:

    That has the potential to be the most destabilizing part of this epidemic, even a single death among health care workers... could make the whole thing unravel.

  4. Tryon Edwards:

    Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?

  5. Barack Obama:

    Without a deal, the international sanctions regime will unravel, with little ability to re-impose it, With this deal, we have the possibility to peacefully resolve a major threat to regional and international security.


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