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Is there a difference between these two words? If yes, what is it?

From Oxford English Dictionary,

enmesh

  1. transitive. To surround with meshes; to catch or entangle in, or as in, a net. Also of the net, and fig.
  2. fig. To entrap, entangle; to make (thought) complicated.

Enmesh seems to be very similar to entangle. What is the minor difference between them, if not subtle?

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From your own quoted definition:

enmesh

  1. transitive. To surround with meshes; to catch or entangle in, or as in, a net. Also of the net, and fig.

whereas entangle means:

  1. Cause to become twisted together with or caught in.

Therefore entangling in a net is enmeshing. But you can entangle two pieces of string together, or entangle someone in a rope; there's no mesh/net here, so it's not enmeshing.

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