Definition of simplify in English:

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simplify

Pronunciation: /ˈsimpləˌfī/

verb (simplifies, simplifying, simplified)

[with object]
Make (something) simpler or easier to do or understand: an overhaul of court procedure to simplify litigation
More example sentences
  • The two groups are working in partnership to simplify existing rules and information processes.
  • Huge steps were made in simplifying information access, mapping, and transformation.
  • Such a narrow view of the process of seeking information simplifies the conduct of research.
Synonyms
make simple/simpler, make easy/easier to understand, make plainer, clarify, make more comprehensible/intelligible;
paraphrase

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French simplifier, from medieval Latin simplificare, from Latin simplus (see simple).

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Syllabification: sim·pli·fy

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