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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"

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

    ravel, tangle, knot

  2. ravel, unravel, ravel out(verb)


    "can you unravel the mystery?"

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

    ravel, knot, tangle

  3. run, unravel(verb)

    become undone

    "the sweater unraveled"

    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

    tangle, knot, ravel


  1. unravel(verb)

    unsnarl, unriddle, disentangle, solve

  2. unravel(verb)

    to separate the threads (of)

    solve, unsnarl, unriddle, disentangle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unravel(v. a.)

    disentangle, extricate, ravel, untwist

  2. unravel(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unravel(v)

    disentangle, extricate, ravel, decipher, unfold

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unravel":

    disentangle, undo, self-destruct, decipher

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How to use unravel in a sentence?

  1. Clifford V. Villalon:

    Cryptology is a game of decoding. But it doesn't require high intellect to unravel what the less educated have encoded.

  2. 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?

  3. Thomas Rimmele:

    The Inouye Solar Telescope's all about the magnetic field, to unravel the Sun's biggest mysteries, we have to not only be able to clearly see these tiny structures from 93 million miles away but very precisely measure their magnetic field strength and direction near the surface and trace the field as it extends out into the million-degree corona, the outer atmosphere of the Sun.

  4. 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.

  5. Brandon Fisher:

    We’re taking over 2,000 prayer flags that have been dedicated over the last 5 years in honor of cancer patients locally in the United States to the base camp of Mt. Everest where we ’ll leave them to slowly disintegrate over time, tibetan’s believe if youhang them in the mountain high winds those winds will beat at them and the little threads [ that ] start to unravel from these flags are supposed to be a representation of strength, hope and wellbeing.

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