ravel - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ravel
You will entangle(ravel) your RIVAL with ropes
to UNRAVEL a mystery is to SOLVE a mystery...hence RAVEL implies to ENTANGLE or to COMPLICATE..
ravel::navel...one fall into love of NAVEL of women..he will ravel his life
ravel...DERIVED FROM RAFAL..MEANS A LOOSE THREAD..AND THREADS FALL APART INTO DIFFERENT TANGLES.
As the situation "ReVEAL"ed its true identity it is raveled.
ravel means unwinding a twist. REVEAL also has the same meaning. these words sound similar and also has same meaning.