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Origin of complicated
verb (used with object), com·pli·cat·ed, com·pli·cat·ing.
Origin of complicate
Examples from the Web for complicated
After the curtain calls, Christopher comes back to explain a complicated math problem.Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014|Janice Kaplan|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An examination of the complicated history of America and its movies in the Republic of Korea.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, the issue of authenticity in hip-hop is already a complicated minefield for up and coming artists.
Hitchcock loved to tell stories, elaborate, complicated rough drafts for movies he would never make.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our relationship was complicated and a whole story has never been told.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing was too vast or too complicated to be undertaken, no detail was too trivial to be studied.England and Germany|Emile Joseph Dillon
The position of Abbe Gabriel is complicated; first of all, he is the heir of the Rennepont family.The Wandering Jew, Complete|Eugene Sue
At first thought, it seems impossible for a reader to cause an audience to discover a complicated situation from a look.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue|S. S. Curry
It was a complicated job, and his success in it rather pleased him.The Grand Babylon Hotel|Arnold Bennett
Denton's was to mind a complicated hydraulic press that seemed almost an intelligent thing.Tales of Space and Time|Herbert George Wells
Word Origin for complicate
1640s, "tangled," from past participle adjective from complicate. Figurative meaning "not easy to solve, intricate, confused, difficult to unravel" is from 1650s.
1620s, "to intertwine" (as a past participle adjective, early 15c.), from Latin complicatus "folded together; confused, intricate," past participle of complicare (see complication). Meaning "to make more complex" is recorded from 1832, from earlier sense "to combine in a complex way" (17c.). Related: Complicated; complicating.