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ram·i·fy

 (răm′ə-fī′)
v. ram·i·fied, ram·i·fy·ing, ram·i·fies
v.intr.
1. To have complicating consequences or outgrowths: The problem merely ramified after the unsuccessful meeting.
2. To send out branches or subordinate branchlike parts.
v.tr.
To divide into or cause to extend in branches or subordinate branchlike parts.

[Middle English ramifien, to branch out, from Old French ramifier, from Medieval Latin rāmificāre : Latin rāmus, branch; see wrād- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

ramify

(ˈræmɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to divide into branches or branchlike parts
2. (intr) to develop complicating consequences; become complex
[C16: from French ramifier, from Latin rāmus branch + facere to make]

ram•i•fy

(ˈræm əˌfaɪ)

v.t., v.i. -fied, -fy•ing.
to spread out into branches or branchlike parts; extend into subdivisions.
[1535–45; < Middle French ramifier < Medieval Latin rāmificāre < Latin rām(us) branch]

ramify


Past participle: ramified
Gerund: ramifying

Imperative
ramify
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Present
I ramify
you ramify
he/she/it ramifies
we ramify
you ramify
they ramify
Preterite
I ramified
you ramified
he/she/it ramified
we ramified
you ramified
they ramified
Present Continuous
I am ramifying
you are ramifying
he/she/it is ramifying
we are ramifying
you are ramifying
they are ramifying
Present Perfect
I have ramified
you have ramified
he/she/it has ramified
we have ramified
you have ramified
they have ramified
Past Continuous
I was ramifying
you were ramifying
he/she/it was ramifying
we were ramifying
you were ramifying
they were ramifying
Past Perfect
I had ramified
you had ramified
he/she/it had ramified
we had ramified
you had ramified
they had ramified
Future
I will ramify
you will ramify
he/she/it will ramify
we will ramify
you will ramify
they will ramify
Future Perfect
I will have ramified
you will have ramified
he/she/it will have ramified
we will have ramified
you will have ramified
they will have ramified
Future Continuous
I will be ramifying
you will be ramifying
he/she/it will be ramifying
we will be ramifying
you will be ramifying
they will be ramifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ramifying
you have been ramifying
he/she/it has been ramifying
we have been ramifying
you have been ramifying
they have been ramifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ramifying
you will have been ramifying
he/she/it will have been ramifying
we will have been ramifying
you will have been ramifying
they will have been ramifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ramifying
you had been ramifying
he/she/it had been ramifying
we had been ramifying
you had been ramifying
they had been ramifying
Conditional
I would ramify
you would ramify
he/she/it would ramify
we would ramify
you would ramify
they would ramify
Past Conditional
I would have ramified
you would have ramified
he/she/it would have ramified
we would have ramified
you would have ramified
they would have ramified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ramify - have or develop complicating consequences; "These actions will ramify"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
2.ramify - grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
furcate, branch, fork, ramify, separate - divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
3.ramify - divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
branch, ramify - grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
arborise, arborize - branch out like trees; "nerve fibers arborize"
twig - branch out in a twiglike manner; "The lightning bolt twigged in several directions"
bifurcate - divide into two branches; "The road bifurcated"
trifurcate - divide into three; "The road trifurcates at the bridge"
diverge - move or draw apart; "The two paths diverge here"

ramify

verb
To separate into branches or branchlike parts:
Translations
ramifizierenverzweigen

ramify

[ˈræmɪfaɪ] VIramificarse

ramify

vi (lit, fig)sich verzweigen; the problem ramifies into several areasdas Problem greift in verschiedene Bereiche über

ramify

[ˈræmɪˌfaɪ] vi (tree, problem) → ramificare; (system) → ramificarsi

ram·i·fy

v. ramificar; ramificarse.
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