: to simplify to such an extent as to bring about distortion, misunderstanding, or error
Examples of OVERSIMPLIFY
- The article oversimplifies the problem.
- She tends to oversimplify things.
- We must resist the temptation to oversimplify.
First Known Use of OVERSIMPLIFY
: to cause (something) to seem simpler than it is <He oversimplified a complicated problem.>
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