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unfold

verb

1 unfold

Develop or come to a promising stage.

synonyms: blossom, blossom forth, blossom out.

Roget 522: interpret, explain, define, construe, translate, render; do into, turn into; transfuse the sense of.    find out etc. 480.1 the meaning of, etc. ... show more

Roget 313: counter-rotate, evolve; unfold, unroll, unwind, uncoil, untwist, unfurl, untwine, unravel; untangle, disentangle; develop.    ... show more

Roget 246: be straight etc. adj.; have no turning; not incline to either side, not bend to either side, not turn to either side, not deviate to either side; go straight; steer for etc. (directions) 278.    render straight, ... show more



2 unfold

Open to the view.

3 unfold

Extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length:
— Unfold the newspaper.

synonyms: extend, stretch, stretch out.

4 unfold

Spread out or open from a closed or folded state.

synonyms: open, spread, spread out.

Roget 529: disclose, discover, dismask; draw the veil, draw aside the veil, lift the veil, raise the veil, lift up the veil, remove the veil, tear aside the veil, tear the curtain; unmask, unveil, unfold, ... show more

Dutch: ontvouwen, openvouwen, uitvouwen


Moby thesaurus: account for, affect, allegorize, amplify, attend, bare, be revealed, become of, betoken, branch, branch out, brandish, break the seal, breathe, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring to light, bring to notice ... show more.

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