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.
Example sentences from the Web for complicate
From that vantage point, the story of how polls did in 2020 is complicated — more complicated in some ways than in 2016, which was also complicated.The Polls Weren’t Great. But That’s Pretty Normal.|Nate Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org)|November 11, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The extra zoom is nice, but it also complicates things when it comes to image quality.The iPhone 12 Pro Max might be worth it—for the camera alone|Stan Horaczek|November 10, 2020|Popular Science
One drawback of RNA vaccines is that they need to be kept at ultra-cold temperatures, complicating their distribution.Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine is highly effective, but don’t expect to get it soon|David Rotman|November 9, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It complicates the case that a candidate has the authority to carry out a policy or worldview given by the electorate when most of those in the electorate have voted against them.What’s the mandate for the next president? It’s harder than it’s ever been to answer that.|Eugene Scott|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
However, a series of federal decisions and court cases starting in the early 2000s complicated their recovery.Gray wolves are leaving the endangered species list. But should they?|Ula Chrobak|November 5, 2020|Popular Science