complicate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /'kɒmplIkeɪt/

Verb[change]

Plain form
complicate

Third-person singular
complicates

Past tense
complicated

Past participle
complicated

Present participle
complicating

  1. (transitive) If you complicate a task, you make it difficult to do.
    My job is harder. They have complicated it by making me answer the telephone, too.
  2. (transitive) If you complicate an explanation, you make it difficult to understand.
    Just tell me the facts. Please don't complicate the account with unnecessary details.

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