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sim·pli·fy

 (sĭm′plə-fī′)
tr.v. sim·pli·fied, sim·pli·fy·ing, sim·pli·fies
To make simple or simpler, as:
a. To reduce in complexity or extent.
b. To reduce to fundamental parts.
c. To make easier to understand.

[French simplifier, from Old French, from Medieval Latin simplificāre : Latin simplus, simple; see simple + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

sim′pli·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
sim′pli·fi′er n.

simplify

(ˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to make less complicated, clearer, or easier
2. (Mathematics) maths to reduce (an equation, fraction, etc) to a simpler form by cancellation of common factors, regrouping of terms in the same variable, etc
[C17: via French from Medieval Latin simplificāre, from Latin simplus simple + facere to make]
ˌsimplifiˈcation n
ˈsimplificative adj
ˈsimpliˌfier n

sim•pli•fy

(ˈsɪm pləˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to make simple or simpler; make less complex, less complicated, plainer, or easier.
[1645–55; < French simplifier < Medieval Latin simplificāre < Late Latin simplus simple]
sim`pli•fi•ca′tion, n.
sim′pli•fi`er, n.

simplify


Past participle: simplified
Gerund: simplifying

Imperative
simplify
simplify
Present
I simplify
you simplify
he/she/it simplifies
we simplify
you simplify
they simplify
Preterite
I simplified
you simplified
he/she/it simplified
we simplified
you simplified
they simplified
Present Continuous
I am simplifying
you are simplifying
he/she/it is simplifying
we are simplifying
you are simplifying
they are simplifying
Present Perfect
I have simplified
you have simplified
he/she/it has simplified
we have simplified
you have simplified
they have simplified
Past Continuous
I was simplifying
you were simplifying
he/she/it was simplifying
we were simplifying
you were simplifying
they were simplifying
Past Perfect
I had simplified
you had simplified
he/she/it had simplified
we had simplified
you had simplified
they had simplified
Future
I will simplify
you will simplify
he/she/it will simplify
we will simplify
you will simplify
they will simplify
Future Perfect
I will have simplified
you will have simplified
he/she/it will have simplified
we will have simplified
you will have simplified
they will have simplified
Future Continuous
I will be simplifying
you will be simplifying
he/she/it will be simplifying
we will be simplifying
you will be simplifying
they will be simplifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been simplifying
you have been simplifying
he/she/it has been simplifying
we have been simplifying
you have been simplifying
they have been simplifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been simplifying
you will have been simplifying
he/she/it will have been simplifying
we will have been simplifying
you will have been simplifying
they will have been simplifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been simplifying
you had been simplifying
he/she/it had been simplifying
we had been simplifying
you had been simplifying
they had been simplifying
Conditional
I would simplify
you would simplify
he/she/it would simplify
we would simplify
you would simplify
they would simplify
Past Conditional
I would have simplified
you would have simplified
he/she/it would have simplified
we would have simplified
you would have simplified
they would have simplified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.simplify - make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent; "We had to simplify the instructions"; "this move will simplify our lives"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
reduce - make less complex; "reduce a problem to a single question"
oversimplify - make too simple; "Don't oversimplify the instructions"
complicate, perplex - make more complicated; "There was a new development that complicated the matter"

simplify

verb make simpler, facilitate, streamline, disentangle, dumb down, make intelligible, reduce to essentials The aim of the scheme is to simplify the system.

simplify

verb
To reduce in complexity or scope:
Translations
يُبَسِّطُيُبَسِّط
zjednodušit
forenklesimplificere
yksinkertaistaayksinkertaistua
pojednostaviti
egyszerûsítleegyszerûsít
einfalda
簡単にする
단순화하다
zjednodušiť
poenostaviti
förenkla
ทำให้ง่ายขึ้น
basitleştirmeksadeleşmeksadeleştirmek
đơn giản hóa

simplify

[ˈsɪmplɪfaɪ] VTsimplificar

simplify

[ˈsɪmplɪfaɪ] vtsimplifier

simplify

simplify

[ˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ] vtsemplificare

simple

(ˈsimpl) adjective
1. not difficult; easy. a simple task.
2. not complicated or involved. The matter is not as simple as you think.
3. not fancy or unusual; plain. a simple dress/design; He leads a very simple life.
4. pure; mere. the simple truth.
5. trusting and easily cheated. She is too simple to see through his lies.
6. weak in the mind; not very intelligent. I'm afraid he's a bit simple, but he's good with animals.
ˈsimpleton (-tən) noun
a foolish person.
simplicity (simˈplisəti) noun
the state of being simple. The beauty of this idea is its simplicity; He answered with a child's simplicity.
ˌsimplifiˈcation noun
1. the process of making simpler.
2. something made simpler; a simpler form. The Americans have made some simplifications in English spelling.
ˈsimplified adjective
made less difficult or complicated. simplified language/tasks.
ˈsimplify (-plifai) verb
to make simpler. Can you simplify your language a little?
ˈsimply adverb
1. only. I do it simply for the money.
2. absolutely. simply beautiful.
3. in a simple manner. She was always very simply dressed.
ˌsimple-ˈminded adjective
of low intelligence; stupid.
ˌsimple-ˈmindedness noun

simplify

يُبَسِّطُ zjednodušit simplificere vereinfachen απλοποιώ simplificar yksinkertaistaa simplifier pojednostaviti semplificare 簡単にする 단순화하다 vereenvoudigen forenkle uprościć simplificar упрощать förenkla ทำให้ง่ายขึ้น basitleştirmek đơn giản hóa 简化

simplify

v. simplificar, facilitar.
References in classic literature ?
Indeed they simplify love- making, from every point of view.
Such will, of course, immensely simplify our labor, and the sooner the matter is attended to the better.
I had learned to answer to the name quite naturally; and to simplify matters I was also "Monsieur George" in the street of the Consuls and in the Villa on the Prado.
Take the living lines out of that landscape, simplify it to a right angle, and you flatten it out to a mere diagram on paper.
I may simplify too much--but you'll warn me if I do.
It would therefore simplify matters greatly to be able to treat her as the object of one of those sentiments which are called by romancers "lawless passions.
He did not hesitate to simplify or to distort if he could get nearer to that unknown thing he sought.
So he increased his percentage to thirty-three-and-a-third; but that, again, was awkward, when he had only caught one or two; so, to simplify matters, he made up his mind to just double the quantity.
Sure of her melody she marked the rhythm boldly so as to simplify the way.
A recent startling discovery bade fare to simplify and expedite the work far beyond the fondest dreams of the scientist.
Knowing the people with whom he had to do, he maintained the machine as it then worked, so it still works and will continue to work; for everybody fears to remodel it, though no one, according to Rabourdin, ought to be unwilling to simplify it.
Well," said Michel, "that is a way of ending the earth which will greatly simplify things.