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Definitions for complicate
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.

  2. complicate(Verb)

    to expose involvement in a convoluted matter.

  3. complicate(Adjective)

    Intertwined.

  4. complicate(Adjective)

    Complex, complicated.

  5. Origin: 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

  2. Complicate(adj)

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

  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

  4. Origin: [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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How to say complicate in sign language?

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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. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    Lies and partial truths complicate life.”

  2. Chris Morris:

    Hero-cults complicate everything in a Sacred Band.

  3. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.

  4. Author Unknown:

    After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.

  5. Fitch Ratings analyst:

    And the fact that the company is still in a complex, litigious bankruptcy could complicate matters.

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