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Meaning of COMPLICATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'kâmplukit, [v]'kâmplu`keyt, 'kâmpli`keyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"
  2. [v]  make more complicated; "There was a new development that complicated the matter"
 

COMPLICATE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: elaborate, perplex, rarify, refine
 
 Antonyms: simplify
 
 See Also: alter, change, complexify, develop, embrangle, involve, snarl, snarl up, sophisticate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Com"pli*cate\, a. [L. complicatus, p. p. of
    complicare to fold together. See {Complex}.]
    1. Composed of two or more parts united; complex;
       complicated; involved.
    
             How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, How
             complicate, how wonderful is man!     --Young.
    
    2. (Bot.) Folded together, or upon itself, with the fold
       running lengthwise.
    
    
  2. \Com"pli*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Complicated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Complicating}.]
    To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make
    complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or
    difficult.
    
          Nor can his complicated sinews fail.     --Young.
    
          Avarice and luxury very often become one complicated
          principle of action.                     --Addison.
    
          When the disease is complicated with other diseases.
                                                   --Arbuthnot.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Of leaves, the lamina (or part of the lamina) folded upon itself.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accelerate, add, adjoin, affix, agglutinate, aggravate, annex, append, attach, ball up, beef up, blow up, burden, concentrate, condense, confound, confuse, conjoin, consolidate, decorate, deepen, derange, disarrange, disorder, double, embrangle, encumber, enhance, entangle, exacerbate, exaggerate, foul up, garble, glue on, heat up, heighten, hitch on, hop up, hot up, implicate, infix, intensify, involve, jazz up, join with, jumble, key up, knot, louse up, magnify, make complex, make unintelligible, mess up, mix up, muck, muck up, muddle, mystify, obfuscate, obscure, ornament, paste on, perplex, plus, postfix, prefix, put with, ramify, ravel, redouble, reinforce, saddle with, scramble, screw up, shadow, sharpen, slap on, snafu, snarl, snarl up, soup up, step up, strengthen, subjoin, suffix, superadd, superpose, tack on, tag, tag on, tangle, triple, unite with, upset, whet
 

 

 

 

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