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simplify

simplify

transitive verb sim·pli·fy \ˈsim-plə-ˌfī\

: to make (something) easier to do or understand

sim·pli·fiedsim·pli·fy·ing

Full Definition of SIMPLIFY

:  to make simple or simpler: as
a :  to reduce to basic essentials
b :  to diminish in scope or complexity :  streamline <was urged to simplify management procedures>
c :  to make more intelligible :  clarify
sim·pli·fi·ca·tion \ˌsim-plə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
sim·pli·fi·er \ˈsim-plə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of SIMPLIFY

  1. Microwave ovens have simplified cooking.
  2. The new software should simplify the process.
  3. The forms have been simplified.

Origin of SIMPLIFY

French simplifier, from Medieval Latin simplificare, from simplus simple
First Known Use: 1759

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