complicate

Part of speech: verb

To make or become complex, difficult, or perplexing; mix; confuse; entangle.

Part of speech: adjective

Complicated; complex.

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Usage examples "complicate":

  1. There are, however, certain factors which, working in an opposite way, qualify and complicate these effects. - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", 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", 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."", G.J. Whyte-Melville.