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complicate

verb

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1 to make complex or difficult
  • the need to go to both a PTA conference and condo board meeting really complicates tonight's schedule

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2 to make more severe
  • asthma that has recently been complicated by a bout of bronchitis

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complicate

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of complicate (Entry 2 of 2)

having many parts or aspects that are usually interrelated
  • the kind of complicate machinery that is used in the field of robotics

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“Complicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/complicate. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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