# simplify

[ sim-pluh-fahy ]

/ ˈsɪm pləˌfaɪ /

### verb (used with object), sim·pli·fied, sim·pli·fy·ing.

to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier: to simplify a problem.

## Origin of simplify

## OTHER WORDS FROM simplify

## WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH simplify

simple simplified simplistic## Words nearby simplify

simplex,
simplex method,
simplicidentate,
simplicity,
simplicius,
simplify,
simplism,
simplistic,
simplon,
simplon pass,
simply

## Example sentences from the Web for simplify

## British Dictionary definitions for simplify

simplify

/ (ˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ) /

### verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

to make less complicated, clearer, or easier

maths
to reduce (an equation, fraction, etc) to a simpler form by cancellation of common factors, regrouping of terms in the same variable, etc

## Derived forms of simplify

simplification, noun simplificative, adjective simplifier, noun## Word Origin for simplify

C17: via French from Medieval Latin
simplificāre, from Latin
simplus simple +
facere to make