Has the [Petraeus] scandal come to complicate what your client is trying to argue in court?
And to graft a fourth priority—job-creating—on those priorities is to complicate matters further.
Q: And this impulse could also complicate Afghanistan and Pakistan as well?
That will complicate snow removal and affect multiple commute cycles.
Excessive secrecy and the countervailing need to share information only exacerbate and complicate the situation.
To complicate matters, the slaves rose in insurrection in August, 1791.
The fact only served to complicate his uneasiness with a sense of mystery.
To follow a method of education inspired by any other principle, is to complicate life, deform it, sow the seeds of all disorders.
"That will complicate our search," said Glenarvan, somewhat disconcerted.
At such times, however, unforeseen events invariably intruded to complicate her feelings and alter her plans.
1620s, "to intertwine" (as a past participle adjective, early 15c.), from Latin complicatus "folded together; confused, intricate," past participle of complicare (see complication). Meaning "to make more complex" is recorded from 1832, from earlier sense "to combine in a complex way" (17c.). Related: Complicated; complicating.