com·​plex·​i·​fy | \ käm-ˈplek-sə-ˌfī How to pronounce complexify (audio) , kəm-\
complexified; complexifying

Definition of complexify

intransitive verb

: to become complex

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Synonyms & Antonyms for complexify


complex, complicate, embarrass, entangle, perplex, sophisticate


simplify, streamline

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Examples of complexify in a Sentence

my proposal would simplify the process, whereas yours would needlessly complexify it

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What’s the point of complexifying a straightforward election? Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Elections Don’t Work at All. You Can Blame the Math," 6 June 2018 Star Wars has taught us that prequels only undermine stakes and complexify timelines. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Worried About a Star Wars Live-Action TV Show? You Shouldn't Be," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of complexify

1830, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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