Spread verb - To become known.
Usage example: once news of the war's end had spread, spontaneous celebrations broke out everywhere
Unfold is a synonym for spread in move topic. In some cases you can use "Unfold" instead a verb "Spread", when it comes to topics like open, swell, open or fan out. popular alternative
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
Spread is a synonym for unfold in move topic. You can use "Spread" instead the word "Unfold" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as swell, spread out. popular alternative
Nearby Word: unfolding
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