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oversimplify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoversimplifyo‧ver‧sim‧pli‧fy /ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪfaɪ $ ˌoʊvər-/ verb (oversimplified, oversimplifying, oversimplifies) [intransitive, transitive]  SIMPLE/NOT COMPLICATEDto describe something in a way that is too simple and ignores many facts To describe all these people as refugees is to oversimplify the situation.oversimplification /ˌəʊvəsɪmplɪfɪˈkeɪʃən $ ˌoʊvər-/ noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
oversimplifyThe picture of conservation presented here is somewhat oversimplified.Unfortunately, though this description tells part of the truth, it is greatly oversimplified.Again the relationship between curriculum and culture is oversimplified.The interpretation of the complex world of human affairs in terms of an experimental analysis is no doubt often oversimplified.It would be a grave error to oversimplify any of these outcomes.An oversimplified but instructive point can be made by considering the fate of carbohydrates transported to the lunar base from Earth.I know I'm oversimplifying, but these are the values on which I try to base my decisions.There's a tendency in news reports to oversimplify complex issues to make the news more entertaining.Oh how she oversimplifies her history.Although often oversimplified or oversold, some of the principles of the human potential movement bear on business organizations.Elder's article greatly oversimplifies the causes of the current crisis.
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Verb table
oversimplify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoversimplify
he, she, itoversimplifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoversimplified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave oversimplified
he, she, ithas oversimplified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad oversimplified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill oversimplify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have oversimplified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam oversimplifying
he, she, itis oversimplifying
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you, we, theyare oversimplifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas oversimplifying
you, we, theywere oversimplifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been oversimplifying
he, she, ithas been oversimplifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been oversimplifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be oversimplifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been oversimplifying
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