# simplify

[ sim-pluh-fahy ]

/ ˈsɪm pləˌfaɪ /

### verb (used with object), sim·pli·fied, sim·pli·fy·ing.

to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier: to simplify a problem.

## QUIZZES

#### DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?

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## Origin of simplify

## OTHER WORDS FROM simplify

## WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH simplify

simple simplified simplistic## Words nearby simplify

simplex, simplex method, simplicidentate, simplicity, simplicius, simplify, simplism, simplistic, simplon, simplon pass, simply

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## British Dictionary definitions for simplify

simplify

/ (ˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ) /

### verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

to make less complicated, clearer, or easier

maths to reduce (an equation, fraction, etc) to a simpler form by cancellation of common factors, regrouping of terms in the same variable, etc

## Derived forms of simplify

simplification, nounsimplificative, adjectivesimplifier, noun## Word Origin for simplify

C17: via French from Medieval Latin simplificāre, from Latin simplus simple + facere to make

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