disentangle disentangle  /ˌdɪs ən ˈtæŋ ɡəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) release from entanglement of difficulty
  2. (v) extricate from entanglement
  3. (v) free from involvement or entanglement
  4. (v) separate the tangles of
  5. (v) smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb

Usage(s):

  • Now they seem unable or unwilling to disentangle themselves from the complex network of al-Qaeda and jihad ist icon, Osama bin Laden.

News

  1. E. J. Dionne: Burke's lessons for modern GOP

    Let's praise a struggling conservative reform movement seeking to disentangle the right's cause from extremism and to make its ideas more compelling to a younger and broader swath of Americans.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. Dionne: The original conservative reformer

    WASHINGTON -- Let’s praise a struggling conservative reform movement seeking to disentangle the right’s cause from extremism and to make its ideas more compelling to a younger and broader swath of Americans.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  3. The original conservative reformer - DIONNE

    WASHINGTON -- Let's praise a struggling conservative reform movement seeking to disentangle the right's cause from extremism and to make its ideas more compelling to a younger and broader swath of Americans.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

Quotes

  1. "There is a need to disentangle what might be called 'self-sustainable stabilisation' from that which is purely due to the unprecedented programmes of official support for the financial system," Trichet said in a speech to a conference of the...
    on Nov 18, 2009 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: Reuters

  2. Keen told the hearing: "At the end of the day, this jury will have to disentangle from Mr Burrell's evidence that which is truth, that which has historical, objective foundation and that which is mere opinion and perhaps untruth."
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Richard Keen Source: Glasgow Daily Record

  3. "There's another G-Zero run coming up in December, and that will help us to try to disentangle this combination of the contribution to the charge and the magnetization. So that will give us one more measurement that will allow us to look at those...
    on Jun 20, 2005 By: Beck Source: PhysOrg.com

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