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Definition 1: make more complicated - [verb of change]

Samples where complicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • There was a new development that complicated the matter

Synonyms for complicate in the sense of this definition

(complicate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of complicate ) make complex

"he unnecessarily complexified every problem"

(... is a kind of complicate ) make more complicated or confused through entanglements

Definition 2: make more complex, intricate, or richer - [verb of change]

Samples where complicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • refine a design or pattern

Synonyms for complicate in the sense of this definition

(complicate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of complicate ) make complex or intricate or complicated

"The situation was rather involved"

(... is a kind of complicate ) elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme

"develop the melody and change the key"

(... is a kind of complicate ) make more complex or refined

"a sophisticated design"

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