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o·ver·sim·pli·fy

 (ō′vər-sĭm′plə-fī′)
v. o·ver·sim·pli·fied, o·ver·sim·pli·fy·ing, o·ver·sim·pli·fies
v.tr.
To simplify to the point of causing misrepresentation, misconception, or error.
v.intr.
To cause distortion or error by extreme simplification of a subject.

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

oversimplify

(ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
to simplify (something) to the point of distortion or error
ˌoverˌsimplifiˈcation n

o•ver•sim•pli•fy

(ˌoʊ vərˈsɪm pləˌfaɪ)

v.t., v.i. -fied, -fy•ing.
to simplify to the point of error, distortion, or misrepresentation.
[1920–25]
o`ver•sim`pli•fi•ca′tion, n.

oversimplify


Past participle: oversimplified
Gerund: oversimplifying

Imperative
oversimplify
oversimplify
Present
I oversimplify
you oversimplify
he/she/it oversimplifies
we oversimplify
you oversimplify
they oversimplify
Preterite
I oversimplified
you oversimplified
he/she/it oversimplified
we oversimplified
you oversimplified
they oversimplified
Present Continuous
I am oversimplifying
you are oversimplifying
he/she/it is oversimplifying
we are oversimplifying
you are oversimplifying
they are oversimplifying
Present Perfect
I have oversimplified
you have oversimplified
he/she/it has oversimplified
we have oversimplified
you have oversimplified
they have oversimplified
Past Continuous
I was oversimplifying
you were oversimplifying
he/she/it was oversimplifying
we were oversimplifying
you were oversimplifying
they were oversimplifying
Past Perfect
I had oversimplified
you had oversimplified
he/she/it had oversimplified
we had oversimplified
you had oversimplified
they had oversimplified
Future
I will oversimplify
you will oversimplify
he/she/it will oversimplify
we will oversimplify
you will oversimplify
they will oversimplify
Future Perfect
I will have oversimplified
you will have oversimplified
he/she/it will have oversimplified
we will have oversimplified
you will have oversimplified
they will have oversimplified
Future Continuous
I will be oversimplifying
you will be oversimplifying
he/she/it will be oversimplifying
we will be oversimplifying
you will be oversimplifying
they will be oversimplifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been oversimplifying
you have been oversimplifying
he/she/it has been oversimplifying
we have been oversimplifying
you have been oversimplifying
they have been oversimplifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been oversimplifying
you will have been oversimplifying
he/she/it will have been oversimplifying
we will have been oversimplifying
you will have been oversimplifying
they will have been oversimplifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been oversimplifying
you had been oversimplifying
he/she/it had been oversimplifying
we had been oversimplifying
you had been oversimplifying
they had been oversimplifying
Conditional
I would oversimplify
you would oversimplify
he/she/it would oversimplify
we would oversimplify
you would oversimplify
they would oversimplify
Past Conditional
I would have oversimplified
you would have oversimplified
he/she/it would have oversimplified
we would have oversimplified
you would have oversimplified
they would have oversimplified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.oversimplify - simplify to an excessive degree; "Don't oversimplify the problem"
overdo, exaggerate - do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups"
2.oversimplify - make too simple; "Don't oversimplify the instructions"
simplify - make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent; "We had to simplify the instructions"; "this move will simplify our lives"
Translations

oversimplify

[ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪfaɪ] VTsimplificar demasiado

oversimplify

[ˌəʊvərˈsɪmplɪfaɪ] vt [+ situation, issue] → trop simplifier
We must be careful not to oversimplify the issue → Nous devons nous garder de trop simplifier le problème

oversimplify

[ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ] vtsemplificare troppo
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