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Definition of "disentangle" [dis•en•tan•gle]

  • To extricate from entanglement or involvement; free. See Synonyms at extricate. (verb-transitive)
  • To clear up or resolve (a plot, for example); unravel. (verb-transitive)
  • To become free of entanglement. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disentangle" in a sentence
  • "Kennedy-Carter is arguably a better example, but even that is very hard to disentangle from the Iran hostage situation."
  • "In fact, the mechanism by which Martin introduces the De Lillo comparison — the Guardian review quote — is a real misjudgement in this respect, I’d say, planting the idea firmly in the reader’s head of strange style being “hard to disentangle from the copy-editing errors”."
  • "The share sale, however, "will go a long way toward helping AIG disentangle" from government ownership, he adds."