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complicate

adjective

complicate

verb

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  1. 1 to make complex or difficult the need to go to both a PTA conference and condo board meeting really complicates tonight's schedule Synonyms complex, complexify, embarrass, entangle, perplex, sophisticate Related Words develop, elaborate, expand; intensify, magnify; confound, confuse, mess (up), mix (up), muddle; snarl, tangle Near Antonyms abbreviate, cut, shorten; ease, facilitate; disentangle, straighten (out), unravel, untangle; oversimplify Antonyms simplify, streamline

  2. 2 to make more severe asthma that has recently been complicated by a bout of bronchitis Synonyms aggravate, exacerbate, worsenRelated Words amplify, deepen, intensify, magnifyNear Antonyms ameliorate, better, improveAntonyms allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, help, mitigate, relieve


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