Etymology
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complicate (v.)

1620s, "to intertwine," from Latin complicatus "folded together; confused, intricate," past participle of complicare "to involve," literally "to fold together," from com "with, together" (see com-) + plicare "to fold, weave" (from PIE root *plek- "to plait"). Meaning "to make more complex or intricate" is recorded from 1832, from earlier sense "to combine in a complex way" (17c.). Related: Complicated; complicating.

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Definitions of complicate

complicate (v.)
make more complicated;
There was a new development that complicated the matter
Synonyms: perplex
complicate (v.)
make more complex, intricate, or richer;
Synonyms: refine / rarify / elaborate
From wordnet.princeton.edu