Definition of 'complicate'
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In my mind there were only two people, her and me; no room then for a shadowy third to complicate the straightforward way I hated her. A DEATH IN THE FAMILY (1992)`They complicate the situation, and Mr Cramer obviously realizes this. MURDER IN E MINOR (1992)And in a haystack of needles, just to complicate things a little. THE TOUCH OF INNOCENTS (1992)
Or was that just her hormones talking and all love ever did was complicate ? DESTROY THE KENTUCKY (1992)
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Translations for 'complicate'
British English: complicate VERB
To complicate something means to make it more difficult to understand or deal with.
What complicates the issue is the burden of history.
Definition of complicate from the Collins English Dictionary
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