verb (used with object), sim·pli·fied, sim·pli·fy·ing.
Origin of simplify
Examples from the Web for simplify
“He got me away from jazz and helped me simplify my craft and began my commercial songwriting thing,” she says.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva|Marlow Stern|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Erdoğan is either unaware of that or sought to simplify history.Turkish President Declares Lawrence of Arabia a Bigger Enemy than ISIS|Jamie Dettmer|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Second Market provides solutions for private companies and investment funds to simplify private capital markets.
Big business has been begging for comprehensive tax reform that will simplify their lives.
To simplify it radically: under federal law, individuals can give up to $2,600 to any candidate in any election cycle.The Court Case That Pivots on What ‘Corrupt’ Really Means|Lawrence Lessig|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the future, that will simplify the instructions which we shall have to give and follow.The Mysterious Island|Jules Verne
In order to simplify the question, he began by making experiments outside the organism.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916|Olga Metchnikoff
Simplify present city organization without destroying the two branches of government.Elements of Debating|Leverett S. Lyon
The frequency of letter-boxes at the house doors tends still more to simplify the proceeding.Saunterings in and about London|Max Schlesinger
If a man could make himself humble to order, it might simplify matters; but we do not find that this happens.The Greatest Thing In the World and Other Addresses|Henry Drummond
British Dictionary definitions for simplify
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for simplify
Word Origin and History 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.