verb (used with object), com·pli·cat·ed, com·pli·cat·ing.
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Origin of complicate
OTHER WORDS FROM complicateo·ver·com·pli·cate, verb (used with object), o·ver·com·pli·cat·ed, o·ver·com·pli·cat·ing.pre·com·pli·cate, verb (used with object), pre·com·pli·cat·ed, pre·com·pli·cat·ing.re·com·pli·cate, verb (used with object), re·com·pli·cat·ed, re·com·pli·cat·ing.un·com·pli·cate, verb (used with object), un·com·pli·cat·ed, un·com·pli·cat·ing.
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Planning has been complicated because of uncertainty over the timing of FDA approval and the different dosage and storage requirements of prospective vaccines.Top health official says states need about $6 billion from Congress to distribute coronavirus vaccine|Lena H. Sun|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
This is all complicated by the fact that we’re still figuring out how best to combat the pandemic.Why Coming Up With Effective Interventions To Address COVID-19 Is So Hard|Neil Lewis Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Putting purpose into law will simplify, not complicate, the running of businesses by aligning what the law wants them to do with the reason why they are created.50 years later, Milton Friedman’s shareholder doctrine is dead|jakemeth|September 13, 2020|Fortune
She believes statements by the city clerk and City Attorney Mara Elliott ahead of the primary declaring that a two-thirds vote would be required to pass the measure could complicate matters for Measure C supporters.
Rather, most of the officials trying to complicate the voting process are Republicans.The Latest On Republican Efforts To Make It Harder To Vote|Perry Bacon Jr. (email@example.com)|September 9, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
But there was money on the line, which tends to complicate things.
The ambivalence is reflected in U.S. policy, which often has served to complicate aid delivery in conflict zones.
To complicate matters further, the only people who seemed to have any desire to go after Booker were of the conspiracy-theory ilk.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy|Olivia Nuzzi|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The attacks on the Khorasan Group also complicate U.S. efforts to partner with the more moderate opposition.Al Qaeda Plotters in Syria ‘Went Dark,’ U.S. Spies Say|Eli Lake|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Two menacing Fargo-esque figures show up to complicate things.Viral Video of the Day: A Little 'Lebowski' Influence in Kahlua Ad|Alex Chancey|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These, in proportion as a citizen duly performs them, complicate his movements considerably.The Data of Ethics|Herbert Spencer
In this case there were no children to complicate settlement.
Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments.
But he was afraid to complicate matters, to arouse suspicion.Dust of New York|Konrad Bercovici
It is the state wherein we know our wholeness and the complicate, manifold nature of our being.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence