simplify

To simplify something is to make it less complex and easier to understand. When you simplify, you make things clearer.

Since simple things have less parts or complexity, when you simplify, you're eliminating the clutter and reducing something to its essence. For example, if a speech is long and confusing, the person giving it might need to simplify their ideas: make them clearer. Teachers are good at simplifying; they take complex ideas and make them easier for students to understand. If you don't understand what someone is telling you, ask them to simplify it.

DEFINITIONS OF: simplify

1

v make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent

“We had to simplify the instructions”
“this move will simplify our lives”
Antonyms:
complicate, perplex
make more complicated
Types:
reduce
make less complex
oversimplify
make too simple
abbreviate
shorten
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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