verb (used with object), com·pli·cat·ed, com·pli·cat·ing.
Origin of complicate
Examples from the Web for complicating
Complicating matters, Dick and Lynn raised both their girls to be fierce, opinionated, and unafraid to speak their minds.
Charles Johnson explains how tech, confirmation bias, and media laziness are complicating the issue.A Geek’s Guide to the NSA Scandal: What You May Not Know About Data Collection|Charles Johnson|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The lack of a hurricane warning was perceived as a complicating factor by the media.
Complicating things is the fact that Hamas has its very own Prime Minister, the ever-lovable Ismail Haniyeh.
There's also the complicating fact that Te'o continued to talk about Kekua after he says he learned she was a hoax.
Upwards of two hundred years men have laboured, simplifying in one direction, and complicating in another.The Insect|Jules Michelet
By complicating and blending the mixture of these colors, we shall have all the tints that make nature so delightful a paradise.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
Always these feemale girls seemed crazy to get married, bent on complicating the situation.The Octopus|Frank Norris
Appeal was made, however, prolonging and complicating the case, but without affecting its termination.Famous Women: George Sand|Bertha Thomas
I hope the wretch may be blessed two hundred and seventy-six times for complicating his system in this way!Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon|Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for complicating
Word Origin for complicate
Word Origin and History for complicating
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.