Unriddle
Unriddle Un*rid"dle, v. t. & i. [1st pref. un- + riddle.] To read the riddle of; to solve or explain; as, to unriddle an enigma or a mystery. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

And where you can't unriddle, learn to trust. --Parnell. [1913 Webster]


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  • unriddle — index ascertain, elucidate, explicate, expound, solve Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unriddle — [unrid′ l] vt. unriddled, unriddling to solve or explain (a riddle, mystery, etc.) …   English World dictionary

  • unriddle — transitive verb Date: circa 1586 to find the explanation of ; figure out, solve < unriddle a puzzle > < no trouble unriddling three part syllogisms New Yorker >; also to make understandable ; explain < just trying to unriddle the man Helen Dudar… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unriddle — unriddler, n. /un rid l/, v.t., unriddled, unriddling. to solve (a riddle, mystery, etc.). [1580 90; UN 2 + RIDDLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • unriddle — verb a) To figure out the answer to a riddle. b) To solve a perplexing problem …   Wiktionary

  • unriddle — Synonyms and related words: answer, bottom, break, clear up, crack, debug, decipher, decode, disentangle, divine, do, dope, dope out, explain, fathom, figure out, find out, find the answer, find the solution, get, get right, guess, guess right,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unriddle — v. a. Solve, explain, expound, unfold, unravel …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unriddle — un·riddle …   English syllables

  • unriddle — un•rid•dle [[t]ʌnˈrɪd l[/t]] v. t. dled, dling to solve (a riddle, mystery, etc.) • Etymology: 1580–90 un•rid′dler, n …   From formal English to slang

  • unriddle — v.tr. solve or explain (a mystery etc.). Derivatives: unriddler n …   Useful english dictionary

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