Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ravel

2 senses of ravel

Sense 1
Ravel, Maurice Ravel -- (French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937))
       INSTANCE OF=> composer -- (someone who composes music as a profession)

Sense 2
run, ladder, ravel -- (a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking")
       => damage, harm, impairment -- (the occurrence of a change for the worse)

Antonyms of verb ravel

1 of 2 senses of ravel

Sense 2
ravel, tangle, knot -- (tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story")
       Antonym of unravel (Sense 2)
      => ravel, unravel, ravel out -- (disentangle; "can you unravel the mystery?")
       Antonym of unravel (Sense 1)
      => unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpick -- (become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of; "unravel the thread")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ravel

2 senses of ravel

Sense 1
ravel, unravel, ravel out -- (disentangle; "can you unravel the mystery?")
       => disentangle, unsnarl, straighten out -- (extricate from entanglement; "Can you disentangle the cord?")

Sense 2
ravel, tangle, knot -- (tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story")
       => intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace -- (spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts")

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