# Definition of simplify

### Definitions

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (transitive)

1. to make less complicated, clearer, or easier

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

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### Derived forms

simplification (ˌsimplifiˈcation) noun

simplificative (ˈsimplificative)

adjective

simplifier (ˈsimpliˌfier)

noun

### Word origin of 'simplify'

C17: via French from Medieval Latin simplificāre, from Latin simplus simple + facere to make Word forms: simplifies
, simplifying
, simplified

### Definitions

verb

If you simplify something, you make it easier to understand or you remove the things which make it complex. [V n] ⇒ ...a plan to simplify the complex social security system. [V n] ⇒ He reduced his needs to the minimum by simplifying his life.

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### Example sentences containing 'simplify'

Their faces were all appetite, he saw; as though travelling together in that caravan had given them time to simplify themselves. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW`The whole point of the exercise was for you to simplify things for us. C B GREENFIELD - A LITTLE MADNESSHe said, "The secret of happiness I think is to simplify your life, you know? FAITHLESS: TALES OF TRANSGRESSION## Trends of 'simplify'

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## Translations for 'simplify'

British English: simplify /ˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ/ VERB

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*simplify*something, you make it easier to understand.He simplified complex ideas and presented them along with simple diagrams.- Arabic: يُبَسِّطُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: simplificar
- Chinese: 简化
- Croatian: pojednostaviti
- Czech: zjednodušit
*zjednodušovat* - Danish: simplificere
- Dutch: vereenvoudigen
- European Spanish: simplificar
- Finnish: yksinkertaistaa
- French: simplifier
- German: vereinfachen
- Greek: απλοποιώ
- Italian: semplificare
- Japanese: 簡単にする
- Korean: 단순화하다
- Norwegian: forenkle
- Polish: uprościć
*upraszczać* - Portuguese: simplificar
- Romanian: a simplifica
- Russian: упрощать
- Spanish: simplificar
- Swedish: förenkla
- Thai: ทำให้ง่ายขึ้น
- Turkish: basitleştirmek
- Ukrainian: спрощувати
*спростити* - Vietnamese: đơn giản hóa

## Source

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