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simplify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsimplifysim‧pli‧fy /ˈsɪmplɪfaɪ/ ●○○ verb (simplified, simplifying, simplifies) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 SIMPLE/NOT COMPLICATEDto make something easier or less complicated 🔊 an attempt to simplify the tax system 🔊 The law needs to be simplified. 🔊 a simplified version of the gamesimplification /ˌsɪmplɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 These figures are a simplification. The real situation is much more complicated than this. oversimplify→ See Verb table
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simplifyThe whole university admissions procedure has been simplified.Effective management simplifies agendas, enhances and enables networks.These gadgets do simplify food preparation, but are they really worth the money?Therefore treatment is simplified if a special invertebrates tank can be maintained.The morphology of the system was simplified in a manner suited to the recognition task.She took a complex topic and simplified it in a way that we could all understand.A technique called hidden line removal is used to simplify matters.Centralized and simplified network services management.Despite the accent on tradition, modern technology has simplified some tasks.It has also simplified the menu.We have done everything we can to simplify the procedure.The government is planning to simplify the tax laws.A crucial function of political parties is to aggregate and simplify these many demands into a few packages of clear alternatives.The laws have been simplified to shorten the process of divorce.
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Verb table
simplify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysimplify
he, she, itsimplifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysimplified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave simplified
he, she, ithas simplified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad simplified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill simplify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have simplified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam simplifying
he, she, itis simplifying
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you, we, theyare simplifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas simplifying
you, we, theywere simplifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been simplifying
he, she, ithas been simplifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been simplifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be simplifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been simplifying
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