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Definition: to untangle, free, or clarify by separating

Synonyms: extricate, untangle, free, separate, simplify, clarify

Antonyms: tangle, entangle, confuse, complicate, join

Tips: To disentangle basically means "to untangle" something, be it literal, like with a knot or figurative, as with an idea, situation, relationship, or statement. If you disentangle yourself from something or someone, you are freeing yourself from being entangled, or "tied up."

Usage Examples:

Since she had been pacing while on the phone, she had to spend several minutes disentangling the cord from her table and chairs. (untangling, extricating)

You have had so many problems with her lately, I think it is time for you to disentangle yourself from that relationship. (free, remove)

Everyone was so excited about the big event, it was hard to disentangle the facts from the hype. (separate, clarify)

It is hard to disentangle yourself from a situation when you don't even see how damaging it is. (extricate, free)

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