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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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. complicateverb

    Synonyms:
    involve, entangle, make complex, make intricate

  2. complicateadjective

    Synonyms:
    complex, complicated

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "complicate":

    compound

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How to use complicate in a sentence?

  1. Robert Steffen:

    We also felt declaring a public health emergency of international concern would not aid the situation, it might actually even complicate it.

  2. Juan Pablo Badillo:

    Its a lie, absurd speculation from Mr Penn, in a way, yes, it does complicate it (his defense). Mr Penn should be called to testify to respond about the stupidities he has said.

  3. State Department spokesman Mark Toner:

    So the strike on Alloush and others in Jaysh al Islam and other opposition groups do in fact complicate efforts to bring about meaningful political negotiations and a nationwide ceasefire, we need progress on both these efforts in the coming weeks.

  4. Rupert Hammond-Chambers:

    The idea is to complicate China's scenarios, to make them pause, to get them to think twice before they attack.

  5. Sajjan Gohel:

    This is going to complicate things. This is going to add unnecessary tensions that really weren't required at this critical juncture.


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