simplify

verbADVERB▪ considerably, greatly, radically, vastly▪
The whole process has now been greatly simplified.
▪The model must radically simplify a complex and changing world.
▪ drastically, grossly▪He presents the theory in a grossly simplified form.
▪ slightly▪ overly▪This analysis is overly simplified.
VERB + SIMPLIFY▪ attempt to, try to▪ be designed to▪The changes are designed to simplify grant applications.
PHRASES▪ highly simplified▪This is a highly simplified view of the economy.
Simplify is used with these nouns as the object: ↑code, ↑design, ↑implementation, ↑management, ↑matter, ↑model, ↑problem, ↑procedure, ↑process, ↑system
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simplify — 1650s, from Fr. simplifier to make simpler (15c.), from M.L. simplificare to simplify, from L. simplex simple (see SIMPLEX (Cf. simplex)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Meaning to make easier to do is from 1759 … Etymology dictionary
Simplify — Sim pli*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Simplified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Simplifying}.] [Cf. F. simplifier, LL. simplificare. See {Simple}, and { fy}.] To make simple; to make less complex; to make clear by giving the explanation for; to show an easier or… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
simplify — I (clarify) verb clear up, elucidate, explain, make dear, make plain, unfold, untwist II (make easier) verb disentangle, make plain, streamline, uncomplicate, unravel III index clarify … Law dictionary
simplify — [v] make easy, intelligible abridge, analyze, boil down, break down, break it down, chasten, clarify, clean it up*, clean up, clear up, cut down, cut the frills*, decipher, disentangle, disinvolve, draw a picture*, elucidate, explain, facilitate … New thesaurus
simplify — ► VERB (simplifies, simplified) ▪ make more simple. DERIVATIVES simplification noun … English terms dictionary
simplify — [sim′plə fī΄] vt. simplified, simplifying [Fr simplifier < ML simplificare: see SIMPLE & FY] to make simpler, less complex, etc.; make easier simplification n. simplifier n … English World dictionary
Simplify — Infobox Album  Name = Simplify Type = studio Artist = Ryan Shupe The RubberBand Released = 1996 Recorded = Ocean Floor Studios Genre = Bluegrass Label = Tydal Wave Capitol Nashville Producer = Ryan Shupe Reviews = Allmusic Rating45 [http://www … Wikipedia
simplify */ — UK [ˈsɪmplɪfaɪ] / US [ˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms simplify : present tense I/you/we/they simplify he/she/it simplifies present participle simplifying past tense simplified past participle simplified 1) to make something less… … English dictionary
simplify — [[t]sɪ̱mplɪfaɪ[/t]] simplifies, simplifying, simplified VERB If you simplify something, you make it easier to understand or you remove the things which make it complex. [V n] The aim of the scheme is to simplify the complex social security system … English dictionary
simplify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: French simplifier, from Medieval Latin simplificare, from simplus simple Date: 1759 to make simple or simpler: as a. to reduce to basic essentials b. to diminish in scope or complexity ; streamline < was… … New Collegiate Dictionary