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Synonyms for unravel
ʌnˈræv əlun·rav·el

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  1. unravelverb

    unsnarl, unriddle, disentangle, solve

  2. unravelverb

    to separate the threads (of)

    solve, unsnarl, unriddle, disentangle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpickverb

    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 outverb


    "can you unravel the mystery?"

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

    ravel, knot, tangle

  3. run, unravelverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unravelverb

    disentangle, extricate, ravel, untwist

  2. unravelverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unravelverb

    disentangle, extricate, ravel, decipher, unfold

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unravel":

    disentangle, undo, self-destruct, decipher

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  1. 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.

  2. Archbishop Wilson:

    It's a decision that will hopefully unravel the hypocrisy, the deceit, and the abuse of power and trust that Catholic Church has displayed.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Clifford V. Villalon:

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

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