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unfold (v.)

Old English unfealdan, "to open or unwrap the folds of," also figuratively, "to disclose, reveal, explain," from un- (2) "opposite of" + fold (v.). Similar formation in Middle Dutch ontvouden, German entfalten. Intransitive sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Unfolded; unfolding.

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Definitions of unfold from WordNet

unfold (v.)
develop or come to a promising stage;
Synonyms: blossom / blossom out / blossom forth
unfold (v.)
open to the view;
A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings
unfold (v.)
extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length;
Synonyms: stretch / stretch out / extend
unfold (v.)
spread out or open from a closed or folded state;
Synonyms: spread / spread out / open
From wordnet.princeton.edu