Open and Unfold


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Open verb – To change from a closed to an open position.
Usage example: please open the door to let the cat out

Unfold is a synonym for open in activity topic. In some cases you can use "Unfold" instead a verb "Open", when it comes to topics like move, clear, reveal, spread out. popular alternative
Nearby Words: opening, openness, opened, opener
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Unfold verb – To arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area.
Usage example: carefully unfold that antique map so that it doesn't tear

Open is a synonym for unfold in activity topic. You can use "Open" instead a verb "Unfold", if it concerns topics such as action, move, reveal, spread out. popular alternative
Nearby Word: unfolding
Synonyms for Unfold

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way open way unfold way
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Unfold and Open. (2016). Retrieved 2022, May 23, from
Open & Unfold. N.p., 2016. Web. 23 May. 2022. <>.
Unfold or Open. 2016. Accessed May 23, 2022.

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