complicate matters

Definition of complicate matters

  1. :  to make a situation more complicated To (further) complicate matters, they both have the same name.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  complex, intricate

    :  conduplicate

  1. :  to combine especially in an involved or inextricable manner

    :  to make complex or difficult

    :  involve

matterplay matters
  1. :  a subject under consideration

    :  a subject of disagreement or litigation

    :  the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. :  to form or discharge pus :  suppurate

    :  to be of importance :  signify

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