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oversimplify

verb

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to describe (something) in a way that does not include all the facts and details and that causes misunderstanding
  • The article oversimplifies the problem.
  • She tends to oversimplify things.

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The first known use of oversimplify was in 1897

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“Oversimplify.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/oversimplify. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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