disentangle

  • 1 disentangle — dis en*tan gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disentangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disentangling}.] 1. To free from entanglement; to release from a condition of being intricately and confusedly involved or interlaced; to reduce to orderly arrangement; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disentangle — I verb arrange, clear, detach, disburden, disconnect, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disinvolve, disjoin, ease, expedire, explicare, exsolvere, extricate, free, liberate, loosen, methodize, organize, release, relieve, relieve of complication …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 disentangle — 1590s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + ENTANGLE (Cf. entangle). Related: Disentangled; disentangling …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 disentangle — untangle, *extricate, disembarrass, disencumber Analogous words: disengage, *detach: *separate, part, sever, sunder: *free, release, liberate Antonyms: entangle …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 disentangle — [v] unwind, disconnect; solve bail one out*, clear up, detach, discumber, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disinvolve, emancipate, expand, extricate, free, let go, let off, loose, open, part, resolve, separate, sever, simplify, sort out,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 disentangle — ► VERB ▪ free from entanglement; untwist …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 disentangle — [dis΄in taŋ′gəl] vt. disentangled, disentangling 1. to free from something that entangles, confuses, etc.; extricate; disengage 2. to straighten out (anything tangled, confused, etc.); unravel; untangle vi. to get free from a tangle… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 disentangle — [[t]dɪ̱sɪntæ̱ŋg(ə)l[/t]] disentangles, disentangling, disentangled 1) VERB If you disentangle a complicated or confused situation, you make it easier to understand or manage to understand it, by clearly recognizing each separate element. [V n] In …

    English dictionary

  • 9 disentangle — UK [ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋɡ(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms disentangle : present tense I/you/we/they disentangle he/she/it disentangles present participle disentangling past tense disentangled past participle disentangled 1) a) to separate something… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 disentangle — v. (D; refl., tr.) to disentangle from * * * [ˌdɪsɪn tængl] (D; refl., tr.) to disentangle from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 disentangle — dis|en|tan|gle [ˌdısınˈtæŋgəl] v [T] 1.) to separate different ideas or pieces of information that have become confused together ▪ It s very difficult to disentangle fact from fiction in what she s saying. 2.) disentangle yourself (from sb/sth)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 disentangle — verb (T) 1 disentangle yourself (from) to escape from a difficult situation that you are involved in 2 to remove knots from ropes, strings etc that have become twisted or tied together 3 to separate different ideas or pieces of information that… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 disentangle — verb a) To free something from entanglement; to extricate or unknot I had to disentangle him from his own shoelaces. b) To unravel a mystery etc See Also: tangle …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 disentangle — verb Disentangle is used with these nouns as the object: ↑strand …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 disentangle — [ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋg(ə)l] verb [T] to separate something from the thing that is holding it or that is twisted around it • disentangle yourself (from) to get yourself out of a situation that you no longer want to be involved in[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 disentangle — verb Date: 1598 transitive verb to free from entanglement ; unravel intransitive verb to become disentangled Synonyms: see extricate • disentanglement noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 disentangle — disentanglement, n. disentangler, n. /dis en tang geuhl/, v.t., v.i., disentangled, disentangling. to free or become free from entanglement; untangle; extricate (often fol. by from). [1590 1600; DIS 1 + ENTANGLE] Syn. disembarrass, disencumber. * …

    Universalium

  • 18 disentangle — Synonyms and related words: answer, avulse, bottom, break loose, break out, clarify, clear, clear up, crack, cut loose, cut out, debug, decipher, decode, deracinate, detach, dig out, dig up, disburden, disembarrass, disembroil, disencumber,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 disentangle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. extricate, [set] free; untangle, unsnarl; organize; comb, card. See disjunction, liberation, freedom. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. disengage, untangle, untwist; see free 1 , unhitch . III (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 disentangle — dis|en|tan|gle [ ,dısın tæŋgl ] verb transitive 1. ) to separate something from the thing that is holding it or is twisted around it a ) to remove knots in rope, wool, etc. 2. ) to separate ideas so that they are no longer confused 3. ) to get… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English