complicate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin complicatus, past participle of complicare (to fold together), from com- (together) + plicare (to fold, weave, knit); see plaid, and compare complex

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complicate (third-person singular simple present complicates, present participle complicating, simple past and past participle complicated)

  1. (transitive) To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult.
    Don't complicate yourself in issues that are beyond the scope of your education.
  2. (transitive) to expose involvement in a convoluted matter.
    John has been complicated in the affair by new tapes that surfaced.
    The DA has made every effort to complicate me in the scandal.

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complicate (comparative more complicate, superlative most complicate)

  1. (obsolete) Intertwined.
  2. (now rare, poetic) Complex, complicated.
    • 1745, Edward Young, Night-Thoughts, I:
      How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, / How complicate, how wonderful, is Man!

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

complicate

  1. feminine plural of complicato

Verb[edit]

complicate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of complicare
  2. second-person plural imperative of complicare
  3. feminine plural of complicato

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complicāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of complicō