verb (used with object), sim·pli·fied, sim·pli·fy·ing.
- simplon pass,
Origin of simplify
Examples from the Web for simplified
At its most simplified, the revision allows big players more access to insured deposits while making certain types of bets.
But really it told a rich history, recast and simplified into a series of icons and absurdities.Sorry Putin, the Sochi Opening Ceremony Was Totally Gay|Tim Teeman|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Pope could explain how he simplified his title structure.How Pope Francis’s Management Strategies Could Fix Wall Street|Chris Lowney|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Barnard noted, “it is still sexist to send a simplified and generalized image of masculinity.”The Rise of Sexist Fashion, From Plain Jane Homme to Disney|Soraya Roberts|May 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The complexity is inherent; it's hard to see how it could be simplified further.Applying for Obamacare Subsidies Will Be as Complicated as Doing Your Taxes|Megan McArdle|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This simplified the situation, but before I could recall the men, several of them had reached the bed-ground.The Outlet|Andy Adams
In her mind, then, it was all simplified and reduced to that.Daughter of the Sun|Jackson Gregory
We cannot see the simplified statement which tells us what is the origin of all the trouble.A Chesterton Calendar|G. K. Chesterton
Thus the science of despotism, which was once so complex, is simplified, and reduced as it were to a single principle.Democracy In America, Volume 2 (of 2)|Alexis de Toqueville
His task, like the matter of engaging a company, has been simplified.The Footlights Fore and Aft|Channing Pollock
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for simplify
1650s, from French simplifier "to make simpler" (15c.), from Medieval Latin simplificare "to simplify," from Latin simplex "simple" (see simplex) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "to make easier to do" is from 1759. Related: Simplified; simplifying.