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oversimplify

oh ver sim pli fahy

  • v  simplify to an excessive degree
    Don't oversimplify the problem
  • v  make too simple
    Don't oversimplify the instructions

  • To oversimplify: Democrats are for Big Government; Republicans are against it.
  • To oversimplify wildly, a star is someone whose personality monopolizes the screen; an actor is someone who slips into another personality.
  • While The Secret has been criticized as a collection of self-help clichs that oversimplify the path to self improvement, the juxtaposition of Oprah's promotional power with the .
News & Articles

  • Cepeda: Dropping out does have its costs
    CHICAGO — If there’s one thing public policy researchers fear, it’s that they’ll share a finding with the potential to oversimplify a complex, wide-ranging issue.
    June 20, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune
  • ESTHER CEPEDA: Dropping out of college does have its costs
    CHICAGO — If there’s one thing public policy researchers fear, it’s that they’ll share a finding with the potential to oversimplify a complex, wide-ranging issue.
    June 20, 2013 - The San Angelo Standard-Times
Quotes

  • Jeff Burton in FOXNews
    We tend to oversimplify things and bunch everything up, and say, well, the 31 team is going to run fast, but they aren't going to win because they don't know how,Burton said. "We don't have that luxury. What we have to do is look at every...
  • John Kerry in Reuters
    It is unfortunate that President Bush would want to invoke a false comparison of Vietnam to Iraq, but not surprising that he would oversimplify the differences and overlook the tragic similarities,said Kerry, who served in Vietnam.
  • Bob Geren in Sports Network
    Not to oversimplify but he's good,said Oakland manager Bob Geren. "He's got three well above average major league pitches and he's got a lot of guts out there. He just dominates. He goes right at people and doesn't back down from anybody."

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