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Synonyms for complicate
ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪt; -kɪtcom·pli·cate

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  1. complicateverb

    Synonyms:
    entangle, embroil, mire, mix up, intricate

  2. complicateverb

    Intertwined.

    Don't complicate yourself in issues that are beyond the scope of your education.

    Synonyms:
    mire, entangle, mix up, intricate, embroil

  3. complicateadjective

    Complex, complicated.

    Synonyms:
    mire, mix up, entangle, intricate, embroil

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. complicate

    To involve (Latin in, in, and volvo, roll) is to roll or wind up with or in so as to combine inextricably or inseparably, or nearly so; as, the nation is involved in war; the bookkeeper's accounts, or the writer's sentences are involved. Involve is a stronger word than implicate, denoting more complete entanglement. As applied to persons, implicate is always used in an unfavorable sense, and involve ordinarily so; but implicate applies only to that which is wrong, while involve is more commonly used of that which is unfortunate; one is implicated in a crime, involved in embarrassments, misfortunes, or perplexities. As regards logical connection that which is included is usually expressly stated; that which is implied is not stated, but is naturally to be inferred; that which is involved is necessarily to be inferred; as, a slate roof is included in the contract; that the roof shall be water-tight is implied; the contrary supposition involves an absurdity. See COMPLEX.

    Synonyms:
    embarrass, embroil, entangle, implicate, imply, include, involve, overwhelm

    Antonyms:
    disconnect, disentangle, distinguish, explicate, extricate, remove, separate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. complicate, perplexverb

    make more complicated

    "There was a new development that complicated the matter"

    Synonyms:
    elaborate, refine, stick, dumbfound, nonplus, pose, stupefy, puzzle, gravel, mystify, rarify, bewilder, get, beat, flummox, amaze, perplex, baffle, vex

    Antonyms:
    simplify

  2. complicate, refine, rarify, elaborateverb

    make more complex, intricate, or richer

    "refine a design or pattern"

    Synonyms:
    elaborate, refine, perplex, lucubrate, exposit, polish, down, rarify, fine-tune, work out, rectify, dilate, expatiate, expand, expound, flesh out, enlarge

    Antonyms:
    simplify

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. complicateverb

    Synonyms:
    involve, entangle, make complex, make intricate

  2. complicateadjective

    Synonyms:
    complex, complicated

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "complicate":

    compound

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How to use complicate in a sentence?

  1. Abigail Spanberger:

    It’s apparent that House leadership does not have its heart in this effort, because the package released earlier this week was designed to fail, it was written to create confusion surrounding reform efforts and complicate a straightforward reform priority — banning Members of Congress from buying and selling individual stocks — all while creating the appearance that House Leadership wanted to take action.

  2. Foreign Ministry:

    The Department is monitoring reports on the situation on the ground and reiterates its call for China to exercise self-restraint from the conduct of activities that could complicate or escalate disputes in the South China Sea and affect peace and stability in the region.

  3. Andy Beshear:

    PBMs were originally established to help companies and government programs better manage pharmacy costs, but have grown into powerful industry middlemen that go to great lengths to hide and complicate drug pricing information.

  4. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    Lies and partial truths complicate life.”

  5. Elise Labott:

    If the Russians are indeed increasing their military presence in Syria, that would certainly complicate that.


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