To move or arrange so as to cover a larger area
To be disclosed gradually
It is impossible here fully to unfold the tortuous intrigues which darkened the minority of James.
I have chosen thee to unfold the spiritual sense of the Holy Scripture.
Rarely do I get to see the Future unfold in person.
I've been watching the events unfold with no small amount of entertainment.
In botany the word is used of the praefloration or folded arrangement of the petals in a flower before expansion in the summer, contrasted with "vernation" of leaves which unfold in the spring.