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simplify Line breaks: sim|plify
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪmplɪfʌɪ/

Definition of simplify in English:

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.
make simple/simpler, make easy/easier to understand/do, make plainer, clarify, make more comprehensible, make more intelligible, remove the complexities from, disentangle, untangle, unravel;
paraphrase, put in words of one syllable, make more accessible, popularize;
streamline, reduce to essentials, rationalize
North American informal dumb down


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

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