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synonyms for simplify

  • clarify
  • cut down
  • facilitate
  • reduce
  • shorten
  • streamline
  • abridge
  • analyze
  • chasten
  • decipher
  • disentangle
  • disinvolve
  • elucidate
  • explain
  • interpret
  • order
  • unscramble
  • boil down
  • break down
  • break it down
  • clean it up
  • clean up
  • clear up
  • cut the frills
  • draw a picture
  • get down to basics
  • get to the meat
  • hit the high spots
  • lay out
  • let daylight in
  • let sunlight in
  • make clear
  • make perfectly clear
  • make plain
  • put in a nutshell
  • put one straight
  • spell out
See also synonyms for: simplification / simplified / simplifies

antonyms for simplify

MOST RELEVANT
  • grow
  • increase
  • confuse
  • mix up
  • mystify
  • obscure
  • complicate
  • make difficult
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How to use simplify in a sentence

And this fact seemed pregnant with evidence as to Gordon's state of mind; it did not appear to simplify the situation.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
He almost hoped that Napoleon would use force after all, and that a war with France would come to simplify the situation.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
People who look at things in that way simplify matters for the Recording Angel.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
Obviously some one must be removed in order to simplify this tangle, but who?
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
But some of us could simplify the day and so find room for unmitigated enjoyment in the evening.
GIRLS AND WOMENHARRIET E. PAINE (AKA E. CHESTER}
In the second, it would greatly simplify and expedite many a charitable task.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
In a score of little ways one learns to simplify things, save time, and increase comfort.
IN THE RANKS OF THE C.I.V.ERSKINE CHILDERS
After graphically demonstrating the correctness of the scale we may simplify it considerably.
MECHANICAL DRAWING SELF-TAUGHTJOSHUA ROSE
The same hand that has formed the polypus and the worm, has shewn us that it is able to simplify the structure of animals.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
He has been able to simplify the whole fabric of technical material, so there is no time lost in useless labor.
PIANO MASTERYHARRIETTE BROWER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SIMPLIFY

  • analyzes
  • breaks down
  • clear up
  • defines
  • delineates
  • draws a picture
  • elucidates
  • formulates
  • illuminates
  • illustrates
  • interprets
  • makes perfectly clear
  • makes plain
  • resolves
  • settles
  • sheds light on
  • simplifies
  • spells out
  • straightens out
  • throws light on
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.