Complicate



[verb kom-pli-keyt; adjective kom-pli-kit] /verb ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪt; adjective ˈkɒm plɪ kɪt/

verb (used with object), complicated, complicating.
1.
to make complex, intricate, involved, or difficult:
His recovery from the operation was complicated by an allergic reaction.
adjective
2.
complex; involved.
3.
Entomology. folded longitudinally one or more times, as the wings of certain insects.
verb (ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪt)
1.
to make or become complex
adjective (ˈkɒmplɪkɪt)
2.
(biology) folded on itself: a complicate leaf
3.
a less common word for complicated
v.

1620s, “to intertwine” (as a past participle adjective, early 15c.), from Latin complicatus “folded together; confused, intricate,” past participle of complicare (see complication). Meaning “to make more complex” is recorded from 1832, from earlier sense “to combine in a complex way” (17c.). Related: Complicated; complicating.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Complicated

    [kom-pli-key-tid] /ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex: complicated apparatus for measuring brain functions. 2. difficult to analyze, understand, explain, etc.: a complicated problem. [verb kom-pli-keyt; adjective kom-pli-kit] /verb ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪt; adjective ˈkɒm plɪ kɪt/ verb (used with object), complicated, complicating. 1. to make complex, intricate, involved, or difficult: His recovery […]

  • Complicatedly

    [kom-pli-key-tid] /ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex: complicated apparatus for measuring brain functions. 2. difficult to analyze, understand, explain, etc.: a complicated problem. /ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd/ adjective 1. made up of intricate parts or aspects that are difficult to understand or analyse adj. 1640s, “tangled,” from past participle adjective from complicate. Figurative […]



  • Complicatedness

    [kom-pli-key-tid] /ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex: complicated apparatus for measuring brain functions. 2. difficult to analyze, understand, explain, etc.: a complicated problem. /ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd/ adjective 1. made up of intricate parts or aspects that are difficult to understand or analyse adj. 1640s, “tangled,” from past participle adjective from complicate. Figurative […]

  • Complicating

    [verb kom-pli-keyt; adjective kom-pli-kit] /verb ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪt; adjective ˈkɒm plɪ kɪt/ verb (used with object), complicated, complicating. 1. to make complex, intricate, involved, or difficult: His recovery from the operation was complicated by an allergic reaction. adjective 2. complex; involved. 3. Entomology. folded longitudinally one or more times, as the wings of certain insects. verb […]



Disclaimer: Complicate definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.