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"simplify" in British English

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simplifyverb [T]

uk   /ˈsɪm.plɪ.faɪ/  us   /-plə-/
C1 to make something less ​complicated and ​thereforeeasier to do or ​understand: the new simplified ​taxsystem He ​tried to simplify the ​story for the ​youngeraudience.

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simplification
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌsɪm.plɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of simplify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"simplify" in American English

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simplifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈsɪm·pləˌfɑɪ/
to make something less ​complicated and ​thereforeeasier to ​understand: We’re ​looking for ​ways to simplify the ​process of ​applying for US ​citizenship.
simplification
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌsɪm·plə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of simplify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “simplify”
in Arabic يُبَسِّط…
in Korean 단순화 하다…
in Portuguese simplificar…
in Catalan simplificar…
in Japanese ~を簡単にする, 簡略化する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使简化, 使简易…
in Turkish basitleştirmek, sadeleştirmek, yalınlaştırmak…
in Russian упрощать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使簡化, 使簡易…
in Italian semplificare…
in Polish upraszczać…
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