To complicate something is to make it more difficult or to add more details to it. When you add too many complications to a situation, it can become overwhelming.

  • The new rule is adding too many complications to the process.

  • The new rule is too complicated, and it's making the process difficult.

Definition of complicating


To make complex; to modify so as to make something intricate or difficult.


To involve in a convoluted matter.

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