complexify

verb
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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Examples of complexify in a Sentence

my proposal would simplify the process, whereas yours would needlessly complexify it
Recent Examples on the Web In between the set pieces and special effects, those shows forgot about enriching and complexifying their themes. Wired Staff, Wired, 20 Dec. 2019 What’s the point of complexifying a straightforward election? Adam Rogers, WIRED, 6 June 2018 Star Wars has taught us that prequels only undermine stakes and complexify timelines. Adam Rogers, WIRED, 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of complexify

1830, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Complexify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/complexify. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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