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ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪt; -kɪtcom·pli·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complicate, perplex(verb)

    make more complicated

    "There was a new development that complicated the matter"

  2. complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate(verb)

    make more complex, intricate, or richer

    "refine a design or pattern"

Wiktionary

  1. complicate(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: From complicatus, past participle of complicare, from com- + plicare; see plaid, and compare complex

  2. complicate(Verb)

    to expose involvement in a convoluted matter.

    Etymology: From complicatus, past participle of complicare, from com- + plicare; see plaid, and compare complex

  3. complicate(Adjective)

    Intertwined.

    Etymology: From complicatus, past participle of complicare, from com- + plicare; see plaid, and compare complex

  4. complicate(Adjective)

    Complex, complicated.

    Etymology: From complicatus, past participle of complicare, from com- + plicare; see plaid, and compare complex

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complicate(adj)

    composed of two or more parts united; complex; complicated; involved

    Etymology: [L. complicatus, p. p. of complicare to fold together. See Complex.]

  2. Complicate(adj)

    folded together, or upon itself, with the fold running lengthwise

    Etymology: [L. complicatus, p. p. of complicare to fold together. See Complex.]

  3. Complicate(verb)

    to fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult

    Etymology: [L. complicatus, p. p. of complicare to fold together. See Complex.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Complicate

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of complicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of complicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of complicate in a Sentence

  1. Millan Mulraine:

    The slow momentum will likely complicate the case of a June rate hike, we see the September meeting as the earliest point at which conditions will provide the necessary confidence in the sustainability of the economic recovery.

  2. Paul Ryan:

    Obviously we’re in favorite of repealing the individual mandate, but we didn’t want to needlessly complicate the passage of tax reform, so we want to see the Senate go first and see if they can get that done and then we’ll discuss whether or not it gets included at the end [in conference].

  3. Chris Morris:

    Hero-cults complicate everything in a Sacred Band.

  4. Sajjan Gohel:

    It's very much the last thing that's needed right now, especially in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, when there was hope that Russia could form an alliance with France and with the United States against ISIS, this is going to complicate things. This is going to add unnecessary tensions that really weren't required at this critical juncture.

  5. Deputy Transportation Minister Natalia Marcassa:

    Our market is very closed and we never had many foreign funds investing in those projects, so the impact is small, it may complicate efforts to get new players, but it does not affect the Chinese and Russian (companies) that are looking at our projects.

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