disentangle vs extricate what difference

what is difference between disentangle and extricate

English

Etymology

dis- +‎ entangle

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋɡəɫ]

Verb

disentangle (third-person singular simple present disentangles, present participle disentangling, simple past and past participle disentangled)

  1. (transitive) To free something from entanglement; to extricate or unknot.
    I had to disentangle him from his own shoelaces.
  2. (transitive) To unravel; to separate into discrete components or units.
  3. (intransitive) To become free or untangled.

Synonyms

  • untangle

Related terms

  • tangle

Translations



English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin extricatus, past participle of extricō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛks.tɹɪ.keɪt/

Verb

extricate (third-person singular simple present extricates, present participle extricating, simple past and past participle extricated)

  1. (transitive) To free, disengage, loosen, or untangle.
  2. (rare) To free from intricacies or perplexity
    • 1662: Thomas Salusbury, Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue Two)
      Your argumentation … is invelloped with certain intricacies, that are not easie to be extricated.

Related terms

  • extrication

Translations

References

  • John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “extricate”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.

Latin

Verb

extrīcāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of extrīcō

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