Definitions and Examples of untangle, disentangle, unravel
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
To separate something that is tangled or twisted.
She had to untangle her hair after swimming in the pool.
To free something from entanglement or complexity.
It took him a while to disentangle the cords behind his computer.
To undo or separate the threads of something that is woven or knitted.
She had to unravel the sweater to fix a hole in it.
Key Differences: untangle vs disentangle vs unravel
- 1Untangle is used when referring to something that is physically tangled, like hair or cords.
- 2Disentangle is used when referring to something that is complex or difficult to understand, like a problem or situation.
- 3Unravel is used when referring to something that is woven or knitted, like a sweater or scarf.
Effective Usage of untangle, disentangle, unravel
- 1Daily Life: Use these antonyms to describe the process of untangling cords, hair, or jewelry.
- 2Problem Solving: Use disentangle to describe the process of solving complex problems.
- 3Crafts and Hobbies: Use unravel to describe the process of fixing a knitted or woven item.
The antonyms of intertangle are untangle, disentangle, and unravel. Use untangle for physical tangles, disentangle for complex problems, and unravel for knitted or woven items. These words can be used in daily life, problem-solving, and crafts and hobbies.