Definition of oversimplify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

oversimplify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsɪmplɪfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they oversimplify
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsɪmplɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it oversimplifies
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsɪmplɪfaɪz//
 
past simple oversimplified
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsɪmplɪfaɪd//
 
past participle oversimplified
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsɪmplɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form oversimplifying
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsɪmplɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] oversimplify (something) to describe a situation, a problem, etc. in a way that is too simple and ignores some of the facts It's easy to oversimplify the issues involved. an oversimplified view of human nature
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