make more complicated
"There was a new development that complicated the matter"
complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate(verb)
make more complex, intricate, or richer
"refine a design or pattern"
To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult.
Don't complicate yourself in issues that are beyond the scope of your education.
to expose involvement in a convoluted matter.
Origin: From complicatus, past participle of complicare, from com- + plicare; see plaid, and compare complex
composed of two or more parts united; complex; complicated; involved
folded together, or upon itself, with the fold running lengthwise
to fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult
Origin: [L. complicatus, p. p. of complicare to fold together. See Complex.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom′pli-kāt, v.t. to twist or plait together: to render complex: to entangle.—adj. complex: involved.—n. Com′plicacy, the quality or state of being complicated.—adj. Com′plicated, intricate, confused.—n. Complicā′tion, an intricate blending or entanglement.—adj. Com′plicative, tending to complicate.—Complicated fracture, a fracture where there is some other injury (e.g. a flesh wound not communicating with the fracture, a dislocation, a rupture of a large blood-vessel); Complication of diseases, a number of diseases present at the same time. [L. com, together, and plicāre, -ātum, to fold.]
The numerical value of complicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of complicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of complicate in a Sentence
Lies and partial truths complicate life.”
Hero-cults complicate everything in a Sacred Band.
Life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.
After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.
And the fact that the company is still in a complex, litigious bankruptcy could complicate matters.
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- cuir tro-chèileScottish Gaelic
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