Definition of Entangle

1. Verb. Entrap. "Our people should not be mired in the past"

Exact synonyms: Mire
Generic synonyms: Involve
Derivative terms: Entanglement



2. Verb. Twist together or entwine into a confusing mass. "They entangle their hair "; "The child entangled the cord"
Exact synonyms: Mat, Snarl, Tangle
Generic synonyms: Distort, Twine, Twist
Specialized synonyms: Felt, Enmesh, Ensnarl, Mesh
Antonyms: Disentangle, Unsnarl
Derivative terms: Snarl, Tangle

Definition of Entangle

1. v. t. To twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make tangled, confused, and intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the hair.

Definition of Entangle

1. Verb. To tangle; to twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make confused and intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the hair. ¹

2. Verb. To involve in such complications as to render extrication difficult; hence, metaphorically, to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers. ¹

3. Verb. To involve in difficulties or embarrassments; to embarrass, puzzle, or distract by adverse or perplexing circumstances, interests, demands, etc.; to hamper; to bewilder. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Entangle

1. to tangle [v -TANGLED, -TANGLING, -TANGLES] - See also: tangle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Entangle

entails
ental
ental origin
entame
entameba
entamebae
entamebas
entamed
entames
entaming
entamoeba
entamoeba histolytica
entamoebae
entamoebas
entamoebiasis
entangle (current term)
entangled
entanglement
entanglements
entangler
entanglers
entangles
entangling
entanglon
entases
entasia
entasias
entasis
entastic
entatic

Literary usage of Entangle

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1. English Synonymes, with Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from by George Crabb (1854)
"TO EMANATE—lo arise, proceed, issue, spring, flow, emanate 291 TO EMBARRASS—to embarrass, entangle, per- plei 412 EMBARRASSMENTS difficulties, ..."

2. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order by George Crabb (1826)
"TO EMBARRASS, PERPLEX, entangle. ... I presume you do not entangle yourself in ihi- particular controversies between the ..."

3. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"What course sin takes, and what way it proceedeth in, thus to entice, ensnare, or entangle the soul. For the first, (1.) The affections are certainly ..."

4. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, John Wilson Croker (1831)
"... no more such superstitious stipulations, which entangle the mind with unbidden obligations." [It was about this time that Mrs. Thrale, who had p;°zzi, ..."

5. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"G. wirren, to jumble, entangle, embroil, confound; ... to entangle. Ward. The sense of keeping is commonly expressed by the figure of looking after. ..."

6. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"they had none; and who goeth a warfare, should not entangle himself with the things of thia world. The Lord took him away from the evil to come, ..."

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