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synonyms for complicate

  • convolute
  • impede
  • involve
  • muddle
  • obscure
  • perplex
  • upset
  • bedevil
  • clog
  • combine
  • confound
  • derange
  • disarrange
  • disorder
  • elaborate
  • embroil
  • entangle
  • fold
  • handicap
  • interrelate
  • interweave
  • jumble
  • multiply
  • ravel
  • snafu
  • snag
  • tangle
  • twist
  • add fuel to fire
  • foul up
  • infold
  • interfuse
  • make intricate
  • make waves
  • mix up
  • muck up
  • open can of worms
  • render unintelligible
  • screw up
  • snarl up
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antonyms for complicate

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  • clear up
  • enlighten
  • explain
  • order
  • arrange
  • clarify
  • divide
  • exclude
  • free
  • straighten
  • untangle
  • untwist
  • disentangle
  • ease
  • facilitate
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Planning has been complicated because of uncertainty over the timing of FDA approval and the different dosage and storage requirements of prospective vaccines.
TOP HEALTH OFFICIAL SAYS STATES NEED ABOUT $6 BILLION FROM CONGRESS TO DISTRIBUTE CORONAVIRUS VACCINELENA H. SUNSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
This is all complicated by the fact that we’re still figuring out how best to combat the pandemic.
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Putting purpose into law will simplify, not complicate, the running of businesses by aligning what the law wants them to do with the reason why they are created.
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She believes statements by the city clerk and City Attorney Mara Elliott ahead of the primary declaring that a two-thirds vote would be required to pass the measure could complicate matters for Measure C supporters.
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Rather, most of the officials trying to complicate the voting process are Republicans.
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Here, it’s worth acknowledging the tensions that complicate long-term participation in machine learning, and recognizing that cooperation and justice do not scale in frictionless ways.
PARTICIPATION-WASHING COULD BE THE NEXT DANGEROUS FAD IN MACHINE LEARNINGAMY NORDRUMAUGUST 25, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
He also said the weekend is expected to bring “monsoon-type weather conditions,” which could complicate matters.
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Over in the mayor’s race, Councilwoman Barbara Bry raised more money from individual contributors than almost any other campaign in the region — complicating the narrative that Assemblyman Todd Gloria is the frontrunner.
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Some of those complaints were leveled at people selling goods on the internet, which means major platforms are in the middle, which complicates things.
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Representation theory is a way of taking complicated objects and “representing” them with simpler objects.
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WORDS RELATED TO COMPLICATE

  • complicate
  • deepen
  • enhance
  • exacerbate
  • exaggerate
  • heighten
  • increase
  • inflame
  • intensify
  • magnify
  • mount
  • rise
  • rouse
  • worsen
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