complicate

01. The system is so [complicated] that no one is able to use it properly.
02. Doctors informed us that my grandmother died of [complications] after undergoing open-heart surgery.
03. The political situation in Quebec is quite [complicated] and difficult to understand.
04. His family relationships are kind of [complicated] because both his mom and dad are divorced and remarried, and their new partners have kids too.
05. Learning Chinese seems really [complicated] to me because of the written characters and the different tones and all that.
06. I can't tell you why I was absent yesterday; it's just too [complicated] to explain.
07. Why do you always have to [complicate] things? Let's just keep things simple.
08. Analysis of data is a difficult and [complicated] process.
09. R. Drabek once said that math is like love, a simple idea, but it can get [complicated].
10. The largest, most [complicated] musical instrument is the organ.
11. Previously considered to be a primitive practice, the voodoo religion is actually highly structured, with a [complicated] set of rules.
12. Studies show that millions of mothers and children die each year due to [complications] from births that are too close together, or too early or too late in a woman's life.
13. We ran into some [complications] installing the software on your computer, so we'll have to try again tomorrow.
14. Recent studies reveal that more than 500,000 women worldwide die each year from [complications] related to pregnancy and childbirth.
15. My life is so complicated these days with work, school, my kids to look after, and everything.
16. Anyone considering getting a tattoo should be aware of the potential [complications] involved in this kind of procedure.
17. Ignoring health problems often leads to [complications] which can be more difficult to treat.
18. In an average year, around 2000 Canadians will die as a result of [complications] related to the flu.

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  • Complicate — Com pli*cate, a. [L. complicatus, p. p. of complicare to fold together. See {Complex}.] 1. Composed of two or more parts united; complex; complicated; involved. [1913 Webster] How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, How complicate, how… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Complicate — Com pli*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Complicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Complicating}.] To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult. [1913 Webster] Nor can his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • complicate — I verb aggravate, bedevil, befoul, confound, confuse, dislocate, disorganize, embroil, encumber, entangle, exacerbate, implicate, intensify, involve, jumble, knot, make intricate, make worse, mix up, muddle, obfuscate, obscure, perplex, perturb,… …   Law dictionary

  • complicate — (v.) 1620s, to intertwine (earlier as a pp. adjective, early 15c.), from L. complicatus folded together; confused, intricate, pp. of complicare (see COMPLICATION (Cf. complication)). Meaning to make more complex is recorded from 1832, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • complicate — [v] confuse, make difficult add fuel to fire*, bedevil, clog, combine, confound, convolute, derange, disarrange, disorder, elaborate, embroil, entangle, fold, foul up*, handicap, impede, infold, interfuse, interrelate, interweave, involve, jumble …   New thesaurus

  • complicate — ► VERB 1) make more intricate or confusing. 2) Medicine introduce complications in (an existing condition). ORIGIN Latin complicare fold together …   English terms dictionary

  • complicate — [käm′pli kāt΄; ] for adj [., käm′plikit, käm′plikāt΄] vt., vi. complicated, complicating [< L complicatus, pp. of complicare, to fold together < com , together + plicare, to fold, weave: see FLAX] to make or become intricate, difficult, or… …   English World dictionary

  • complicate — [[t]kɒ̱mplɪkeɪt[/t]] complicates, complicating, complicated VERB To complicate something means to make it more difficult to understand or deal with. [V n] What complicates the issue is the burden of history... [V n] The day s events, he said,… …   English dictionary

  • complicate */*/ — UK [ˈkɒmplɪkeɪt] / US [ˈkɑmplɪˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms complicate : present tense I/you/we/they complicate he/she/it complicates present participle complicating past tense complicated past participle complicated 1) to make something… …   English dictionary

  • complicate — 1. verb a) To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult. Dont complicate yourself in issues that are beyond the scope of your education. b) to expose involvement… …   Wiktionary

  • complicate — verb ADVERB ▪ enormously, greatly, seriously, significantly ▪ These events will greatly complicate the situation. ▪ further PHRASES …   Collocations dictionary

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