Definition of complicate:
knotty, tangled, embroil, darken, puzzle, twist, stupefy, flesh out, labyrinthine, deepen, make complex, worsen, mystify, imply, labyrinthian, involute, dumbfound, rectify, refine, compound, involved, embellish, exacerbate, polish, mix up, make matters/things worse, knot, gravel, intricate, do more harm than good, perplex, daedal, bewilder, complicated, simple, enlarge, include, flummox, be beyond someone, rarify, inflame, bedevil, expand, muddle, sophisticated, vex, ball up, byzantine, be (as) clear as mud, implicate, convolute, beat, expound, make intricate, snarl up, tie in knots, obfuscate, stick, amaze, obscure, aggravate, lucubrate, ravel, escalate, nonplus, add fuel to the fire/flames, embarrass, jumble, make multiform, conceal, work out, render unintelligible, dilate, defy, make various, make difficult, get, exposit, baroque, convoluted, down, elaborate, overwhelm, expatiate, pose, fine-tune.
- complicate (part of speech: verb)
hinder (part of speech: verb)
- "Warlock o' Glenwarlock", George MacDonald.
- "By Veldt and Kopje", William Charles Scully.
In order not to complicate our history of the Graslin household with the foregoing incidents, we have thought it best to end that of the Sauviats by anticipating events, which are moreover useful as explaining the private and hidden life which Madame Graslin now led.- "The Village Rector", Honore de Balzac.