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Definition of SIMPLIFY

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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 shorter process for doing or making. [1913 Webster]

           The collection of duties is drawn to a point, and so far simplified.                          --A. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

           It is important, in scientific pursuits, to be caitious in simplifying our deductions.           --W. Nicholson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

113 Moby Thesaurus words for "simplify": abridge, account for, aid, allegorize, boil down, chasten, clarify, clean up, clear the way, clear up, compress, crack, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, damp, dampen, decipher, decrease, deduct, deflate, demonstrate, demythologize, depreciate, depress, diminish, disentangle, disinvolve, distill, downgrade, ease, elucidate, enlighten, euhemerize, exemplify, expedite, explain, explain away, explicate, exposit, expound, facilitate, get across, get over, give reason for, give the meaning, grease, grease the ways, grease the wheels, hasten, help along, illuminate, illustrate, lessen, loose, lower, lubricate, make clear, make it clear, make plain, make way for, narrow, oil, open the way, open up, oversimplify, paraphrase, pare, pave the way, popularize, prepare the way, purify, put across, put over, quicken, rationalize, reduce, reduce to elements, refine, remove friction, restrain, retrench, roll back, run interference for, scale down, shed light upon, shorten, show, show how, show the way, smooth, smooth the way, soap the ways, solve, speed, spell out, step down, straighten, streamline, strip down, take from, throw light upon, tune down, unbar, unblock, unclog, unfold, unjam, unlock, unravel, untangle, vulgarize

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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