What does the word complicate mean?

Usage examples for complicate

  1. There are, however, certain factors which, working in an opposite way, qualify and complicate these effects. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  2. Personally, I believe that you could, if you would, clear yourself and your companion of all suspicion, and if your explanation of your presence on board this mysterious steamer is true, and I believe it is, your refusal to answer the questions will only further complicate the case against you. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  3. You will only complicate it by bringing others into council, and in such a case, surely, the fewer people aware of our intentions the better. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville