Definition of Complicate

1. Verb. Make more complicated. "There was a new development that complicated the matter"

Exact synonyms: Perplex
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Complexify, Embrangle, Snarl, Snarl Up
Derivative terms: Complication, Complication, Complication, Complication
Antonyms: Simplify



2. Verb. Make more complex, intricate, or richer. "Refine a design or pattern"
Exact synonyms: Elaborate, Rarify, Refine
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Involve, Develop, Sophisticate
Derivative terms: Complication, Complication, Elaboration, Elaboration, Elaboration

Definition of Complicate

1. a. Composed of two or more parts united; complex; complicated; involved.

2. v. t. To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult.

Definition of Complicate

1. Verb. (transitive) To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to expose involvement in a convoluted matter. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) Intertwined. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: now rare poetic) Complex, complicated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Complicate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

Medical Definition of Complicate

1. Of leaves, the lamina (or part of the lamina) folded upon itself. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Complicate

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complexometry
complexus
compliable
compliance
compliance of bladder
compliance of heart
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compliancies
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compliant
compliantly
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complicacy
complicate (current term)
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complice

Literary usage of Complicate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Journal of Dental Science by American Society of Dental Surgeons (1871)
"complicate Fillings. By MS DEAN, DDS Read before the Illinois State Dental Society. We are becoming daily more strongly convinced that many failures occur ..."

2. The Psychology of Subnormal Children by Leta Stetter Hollingworth (1920)
"CHAPTER XIV NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISORDERS WHICH MAY complicate MENTAL DEFICIENCY The Mentally Deficient are Subject to Mental and Nervous Disorders Which may ..."

3. A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Midwifery: Including the Diseases of by Pierre Cazeaux (1878)
"OF CERTAIN DISEASES THAT MAY complicate LABOR. INDEPENDENTLY of the various accidents just studied, which have a special relation to pregnancy and ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Gynaecology by Thomas Addis Emmet (1880)
"THE conditions which may complicate the operation for removing an ovarian tumor are— Inflammation of the sac. Peritonitis and ascites. Adhesions. ..."

5. A Selection of Cases on Evidence at the Common Law by James Bradley Thayer (1900)
"SECTION L MATTERS LIKELY TO MISLEAD THE JURY, OR TO BE MISUSED BY IT J TO PREJUDICE A PARTY; TO complicate THK CASK UNNECESSARILY; OK Of SLIGHT, REMOTE, ..."

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