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Definition of complicate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

complicate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈkɑmpləˌkeɪt//
 
complicate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they complicate
 
he / she / it complicates
 
past simple complicated
 
-ing form complicating
 
 
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 to make something more difficult to do, understand, or deal with I do not want to complicate the task more than is necessary. To complicate matters further, there will be no transportation available till 8 o'clock. The issue is complicated by the fact that a vital document is missing.
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