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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
Confucius

Meaning of "unlock" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNLOCK

unlock  [ʌnˈlɒk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNLOCK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unlock is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb unlock in English.

WHAT DOES UNLOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Unlock

Unlock may refer to: ▪ UNLOCK, The National Association of Reformed Offenders, an independent United Kingdom-based charity, established in 2000 to campaign for the equality of reformed offenders ▪ To undo a lock ▪ Unlock Democracy, a United Kingdom pressure group ▪ Unlock the Gates, a 1973 rock music album by Gypsy Unlocked or unlocking may refer to: ▪ UnlockedUnlocked ▪ Phone unlocking, the removal of a SIM lock on a mobile phone ▪ Unlocking the Mystery of Life, a 2002 intelligent design documentary film ▪ Unlocking the Past, a 2007 hard rock/heavy metal music album by Jorn ▪ Police Files: Unlocked, a 2006–2008 Australian police documentary television series ▪ iOS jailbreaking, removing the limitations imposed by Apple, Inc. on iOS devices ▪ Android rooting, allowing users of Android devices to obtain root access within Android's subsystem Unlockable may refer to: ▪...

Definition of unlock in the English dictionary

The first definition of unlock in the dictionary is to unfasten. Other definition of unlock is to open, release, or let loose. Unlock is also to disclose or provide the key to.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO UNLOCK

PRESENT

Present
I unlock
you unlock
he/she/it unlocks
we unlock
you unlock
they unlock
Present continuous
I am unlocking
you are unlocking
he/she/it is unlocking
we are unlocking
you are unlocking
they are unlocking
Present perfect
I have unlocked
you have unlocked
he/she/it has unlocked
we have unlocked
you have unlocked
they have unlocked
Present perfect continuous
I have been unlocking
you have been unlocking
he/she/it has been unlocking
we have been unlocking
you have been unlocking
they have been unlocking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I unlocked
you unlocked
he/she/it unlocked
we unlocked
you unlocked
they unlocked
Past continuous
I was unlocking
you were unlocking
he/she/it was unlocking
we were unlocking
you were unlocking
they were unlocking
Past perfect
I had unlocked
you had unlocked
he/she/it had unlocked
we had unlocked
you had unlocked
they had unlocked
Past perfect continuous
I had been unlocking
you had been unlocking
he/she/it had been unlocking
we had been unlocking
you had been unlocking
they had been unlocking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will unlock
you will unlock
he/she/it will unlock
we will unlock
you will unlock
they will unlock
Future continuous
I will be unlocking
you will be unlocking
he/she/it will be unlocking
we will be unlocking
you will be unlocking
they will be unlocking
Future perfect
I will have unlocked
you will have unlocked
he/she/it will have unlocked
we will have unlocked
you will have unlocked
they will have unlocked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been unlocking
you will have been unlocking
he/she/it will have been unlocking
we will have been unlocking
you will have been unlocking
they will have been unlocking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would unlock
you would unlock
he/she/it would unlock
we would unlock
you would unlock
they would unlock
Conditional continuous
I would be unlocking
you would be unlocking
he/she/it would be unlocking
we would be unlocking
you would be unlocking
they would be unlocking
Conditional perfect
I would have unlock
you would have unlock
he/she/it would have unlock
we would have unlock
you would have unlock
they would have unlock
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been unlocking
you would have been unlocking
he/she/it would have been unlocking
we would have been unlocking
you would have been unlocking
they would have been unlocking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you unlock
we let´s unlock
you unlock
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to unlock
Past participle
unlocked
Present Participle
unlocking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNLOCK


bloc
blɒk
Bloch
blɒk
block
blɒk
Blok
blɒk
breloque
brəˈlɒk
clock
klɒk
double-lock
ˌdʌb əlˈlɒk
enlock
ɪnˈlɒk
flock
flɒk
Glock
ɡlɒk
inlock
ɪnˈlɒk
interlock
ˌɪntəˈlɒk
lock
lɒk
Locke
lɒk
o´clock
əˈklɒk
overclock
ˌəʊvəˈklɒk
relock
riːˈlɒk
sherlock
ˈʃɜːˌlɒk
unblock
ʌnˈblɒk
uplock
ʌpˈlɒk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNLOCK

unload
unloaded
unloader
unloading
unlobed
unlocalised
unlocalized
unlocated
unlockable
unlocked
unlooked
unlooked-for
unloose
unloosen
unlopped
unlord
unlordly
unlosable
unlost
unlovable

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNLOCK

a chip off the old block
alarm clock
around the clock
born out of wedlock
building block
bullock
child lock
deadlock
digital clock
eight o´clock
genlock
gunlock
hemlock
Matlock
on the block
overlock
padlock
Pollock
stenlock
the clock

Synonyms and antonyms of unlock in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNLOCK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «unlock» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of unlock

Translation of «unlock» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNLOCK

Find out the translation of unlock to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unlock from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unlock» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

开锁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

abrir
570 millions of speakers

English

unlock
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनलॉक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَفْتَحُ القُفْل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

открывать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

destrancar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আনলক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déverrouiller
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Buka kunci
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aufschließen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

錠をあける
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

(잠긴 것을) 열다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mbukak kunci
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mở khóa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திறக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनलॉक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kilidini açmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sbloccare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

otworzyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відмикати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a descuia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξεκλειδώνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ontsluit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

låsa upp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

låse opp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unlock

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNLOCK»

The term «unlock» is very widely used and occupies the 8.147 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNLOCK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unlock

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «UNLOCK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unlock.
1
Tony Buzan
Through using our memory to its fullest we can unlock the vast reservoir of human potential that isn't currently being used.
2
Kris Carr
Trust is a core currency of any relationship. Sometimes our need to control and micromanage everything erodes our confidence in ourselves and others. The truth: People are much more capable than we think. A hearty dose of trust is often what's needed to unlock the magic. Go ahead, have faith.
3
Helena Bonham Carter
I'm drawn to emotionally damaged characters because there is more to unlock.
4
George Washington Carver
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
5
Confucius
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
6
Carlton Cuse
I think there's this essential human desire to have a unified field theory. Everyone is like, 'I want to unlock the single secret to 'Lost.' There isn't any one secret. There is not a unified field theory for 'Lost,' nor do we think there should be, because philosophically, we don't buy into that as a conceit.
7
Anthony Goldbloom
We think Facebook and Google know a lot about us - who knows more about us than AmEx, MasterCard and Visa? They know exactly what we spend and where we spent it... so they're looking at ways to unlock it.
8
Emma Goldman
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
9
Gotye
A big part of making music is the discovery aspect, is the surprise aspect. That's why I think I'll always love sampling. Because it involves combining the music fandom: collecting, searching, discovering music history, and artifacts of recording that you may not have known existed and you just kind of unlock parts of your brain, you know?
10
David Harsanyi
Simplification of the tax code would not only unlock dormant economic potential, but, in the process, it would blunt the preferred weapon of social engineers, who reward favored industries, punish success and distort economic incentives.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNLOCK»

Discover the use of unlock in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unlock and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the ...
In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs--along with the collective mind-sets in our organizations--combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change.
Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey, 2013
2
200 Keys to Unlock Your Destiny
This book will help you to: discern and maintain the relationships that really matter in your life understand the principles of success identify and develop your gifts and talents gain control of your emotions survive and overcome setbacks ...
Wale Oladipo, 2011
3
Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity
The book provides detailed plans for dozens of attractive projects, each linked to MENC National Standards, and also offers suggestions for making adaptations according to grade level and technology proficiency.
Scott Watson, 2011
4
Unlock Your Memory Genius
This Memory Book covers all the Memory Boosting Concepts and Methods and Memory Applications are described in a Practical manner using Photographic Associations.
Virender Mehta, 2009
5
Dream on It: Unlock Your Dreams, Change Your Life
In fact, when we say, “Let me sleep on it,” what we’re really saying is, “Let me dream on it.” In this easy-to-use guide, renowned dream analyst Lauri Quinn Loewenberg gives you the tools to interpret the often confounding ...
Lauri Loewenberg, 2011
6
Creativity and Imagination - How to Access Creativity and ...
This is an amazing little eBook on how to access creativity and unlock the power of your imagination.
Chris Burns, Keana Texeira, 2013
7
10 Keys to Unlock the Christian Life
In 10 Keys to Unlock the Christian Life, Colin Smith eliminates the guesswork for you. He gives you a fresh look at the book of 1 Peter, which will show you how to grow in your faith.
Colin S. Smith, 2005
8
The World's Business Cultures and how to Unlock Them
This book gives the reader: a new approach to International business; a business model for international cultural understanding; an insight on how to communicate successfully internationally; a knowledge of cultural expectations; ...
Barry Tomalin, Mike Nicks, 2007
9
Unlock the Bible: Keys to Exploring the Culture and Times
Includes articles on the most important kingdoms, peoples, and events in Scripture.
Ronald F. Youngblood, F. F. Bruce, R. K. Harrison, 2012
10
Unlock the Hidden Job Market: 6 Steps to a Successful Job ...
Duncan Mathison and best-selling author Martha Finney help you launch a custom, personal job search that avoids competing with thousands of desperate, laid-off job seekers.
Duncan Mathison, Martha I. Finney, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNLOCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unlock is used in the context of the following news items.
1
This Gadget Hacks GM Cars to Locate, Unlock, and Start Them …
GM's Onstar service offers some of the most futuristic features on any connected car, including the ability to locate the vehicle, unlock it, and even start its ... «Wired, Jul 15»
2
AT&T fined $25M for customer data breaches used to obtain codes …
The FCC believes that the third parties were involved in illicit trafficking of unlocked phones, though it is unclear how many phones were unlocked or what else ... «FierceWireless, Apr 15»
3
US carriers meet voluntary deadline for unlocking mobile phones
Unlocking a mobile phone from a single U.S. carrier has caused consumers headaches in recent years, but seven major carriers on Wednesday met a voluntary, ... «Computerworld, Feb 15»
4
Starwood hotels let you unlock your hotel room with your phone
Starting Wednesday, guests will be able to use their smartphones as room keys at ten Starwood hotels (HOT) around the world. The technology will be available ... «CNNMoney, Nov 14»
5
Cops Can Make You Fingerprint-Unlock Your Phone, and That's Not …
A Virginia Circuit Court judge recently said that it was not okay for cops to force suspect's to unlock their phones with a passcode. (Thanks, the Constitution!) ... «Gizmodo, Nov 14»
6
You Can Now Legally Unlock Your Cellphone, Here's What It Means …
Today, the President fulfilled his promise to sign the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. This means it's once again legal to unlock your ... «Lifehacker, Aug 14»
7
Bill would let consumers "unlock" mobile phones
A bill sitting on President Obama's desk is likely to please consumers. If it becomes law, it will make legal the practice of "unlocking" mobile phones so they can ... «CBS News, Jul 14»
8
Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House …
Approving a bill that has already passed the Senate, the House of Representatives has given its consent to legislation that lets U.S. consumers "unlock" their ... «NPR, Jul 14»
9
This Temporary Tattoo Can Unlock Your Phone
Motorola has teamed up with a company called VivaLnk to make a temporary tattoo that can unlock a smartphone, no PIN required. Slap it on your skin, hold ... «TechCrunch, Jul 14»
10
Cell phone unlocking bill moves forward in Senate
The Senate Judiciary Committee votes to repeal the cell phone unlocking ban, which could set the stage for allowing consumers to take any mobile device to ... «CNET, Jul 14»

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