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complicate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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complicatecom‧pli‧cate /ˈkɒmplɪkeɪt $ ˈkɑːm-/ ●●○ verb [transitive]  1 COMPLICATEDDIFFICULTto make a problem or situation more difficult The situation is complicated by the fact that I’ve got to work late on Friday. To complicate matters further, differences exist as regards legal systems, trade customs, and language.2 MIWORSEto make an illness worse a heart condition complicated by pneumonia Grammar Complicate is usually passive in this meaning.
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complicateWilliams died on Monday from a heart condition complicated by pneumonia.Far from helping the situation, the new regulations are likely to complicate matters.The continued fighting has complicated the peace negotiations.Re-melting and alloying further complicate the situation.A student who has no desire to learn greatly complicates the teacher's job.I don't need a boyfriend - they just complicate your life.
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Verb table
complicate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycomplicate
he, she, itcomplicates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycomplicated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave complicated
he, she, ithas complicated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad complicated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill complicate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have complicated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam complicating
he, she, itis complicating
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you, we, theyare complicating
Past
I, he, she, itwas complicating
you, we, theywere complicating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been complicating
he, she, ithas been complicating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been complicating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be complicating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been complicating
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