complicate complicate  /ˈkɑm plə ˌkeɪt/


  1. (v) make more complicated
  2. (v) make more complex, intricate, or richer



  1. Is Mario Martinez leaving Seattle Sounders? Conflicting reports cloud situation on deadline day

    The deadline for the Seattle Sounders to exercise their “buy” option on Mario Martínez’s loan is Sunday, but his late addition to Honduras' CONCACAF Gold Cup roster seems to have only served to complicate an already confusing situation as seemingly conflicting messages are emerging from the various camps.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: MLS via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Affordable Care Act vs SF HCSO

    The Affordable Care Act — aka PPACA or Obama Care — will affect all employers regardless of size, but the size of your business does have the potential to complicate things. For example, if you have 20 or more employees, you must comply with SF HCSO. If you have 50 or more employees, you may have to comply with both SF HCSO AND Obama Care.Obama Care isn’t going to eliminate SF HCSO requirements ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh


  1. "It's incumbent on both parties to build an atmosphere of support for negotiations, and not to complicate them," Biden said, standing alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
    on Mar 9, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: ABC News

  2. "Chile will play its game and try to complicate things," Iniesta said. "We know their positives and their defects, but what's most important is that we play our game."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Andres Iniesta Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Deployment of a missile defense system would bring nothing to security in Europe ...... it would complicate things, and would make them move backward," Sarkozy said after a summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
    on Nov 14, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: International Herald Tribune

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