What does the word simplify mean?

Usage examples for simplify

  1. So do I, sir, if it would simplify matters. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  2. I only know that I am trying to do what appears to me to be right, trying to simplify the issues of life, to unravel the tangle in which so many people seem to me to acquiesce helplessly and timidly. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson