Pronunciation: (un-fōld'),[key] —v.t. 1. to bring out of a folded state; spread or open out: Unfold your arms. 2. to spread out or lay open to view.
3. to reveal or display.
4. to reveal or disclose in words, esp. by careful or systematic exposition; set forth; explain.
—v.i. 1. to become unfolded; open.
2. to develop.
3. to become clear, apparent, or known: The protagonist's character unfolds as the story reaches its climax.