disentangle vs untangle what difference

what is difference between disentangle and untangle

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

un- +‎ tangle

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -æŋɡəl

Verb

untangle (third-person singular simple present untangles, present participle untangling, simple past and past participle untangled)

  1. (transitive) To remove tangles or knots from.
    With gentle combing, untangle your hair.
  2. (transitive, by extension, figuratively) To remove confusion or mystery from.
    It took a while, but he finally untangled the problem.

Synonyms

  • disentangle

Antonyms

  • tangle

Translations


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