disentangle | disentanglement

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separate something joined or confused

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disentangle - separate

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The word ‘disentangle’ can be used in both a literal and figurative way. Literally, it means to free somebody or something from something they are entangled with, such as a cord or string. In a figurative sense, the term is used to express making a complicated or confusing situation easier to comprehend or manage by separating components or breaking them down.

Synonyms disencumber,unsnarl
Antonyms entangle

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  1. The computer cables and those from the other electrical appliances on my desk are all entwined. It is going to be a difficult task to disentangle them.

  2. Tom so often takes liberties with the truth in his reports that when I read them I have to try and disentangle fact from fiction.

  3. One of the stated goals of the new government is for a total disentanglement from international conventions which they feel have limited their country’s ability to grow.

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