complicate meaning


    Definition of complicate in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGcomplicatesPRcomplicatingPT, PPcomplicatedPREcom-SUF-icate
    1. VT To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult.
      1. Don't complicate yourself in issues that are beyond the scope of your education.
    2. VT to expose involvement in a convoluted matter.
      1. John has been complicated in the affair by new tapes that surfaced.
      2. The DA has made every effort to complicate me in the scandal.
  • AdjectiveCOMmore complicateSUPmost complicate
    1. OBS Intertwined.
      1. (now rare, poetic) Complex, complicated.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Functions... are specialized, or separated from each other, and... a complicated set of organs is appropriated to each of them.
          • To complicate matters, father and sons changed their names to 'Bigg-Wither', while the girls strong-mindedly kept to their simple original 'Bigg'.
          • It was slowing her down in adventure races, and it was complicating her plans to fastpack a bunch of trails in New Zealand.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
          Related Links:
          1. en complicated
          2. en complicates
          3. en complicately
          4. en complicatedly
          5. en complicateness
          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of complicate for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "complicate" is an adjective. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
          Difficultness: Level 5
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 6
          Definite    ➨     Versatile