complicated collocations and examples

 UK /ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd/

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difficult to deal with or understand, or consisting of many different parts


Adverbs frequently used with complicated
very: extremely, fiendishly, highly, horrendously, hugely, immensely, incredibly, particularly, really, veryThis immensely complicated process is only partially understood.rather: fairly, pretty informal, quite, rather, relatively, somewhatThe design looks quite complicated, but it’s actually very simple.too: impossibly, needlessly, overly, too, unnecessarilyThe rules are unnecessarily complicated and difficult to understand.
Nouns frequently used with complicated
system: procedure, process, rules, systemHe uses simple sketches to explain complicated processes.situation: affair, business, case, issue, matter, problem, question, situation, thingsIn reality, things are slightly more complicated.subject: area, subjectThis is a complicated subject, and it deserves a thorough explanation.set of lines, shapes or colours: arrangement, design, patternThe model of the ancient city shows complicated arrangements of buildings, trees, and gardens.story: plot, storyThis is an excellent but quite complicated story.calculation: calculation, equation, formulaIt is very easy to make mistakes if you are working with complicated equations.
Verbs frequently used with complicated
appear, be, become, get, grow, look, make something, prove, seem, soundThe political situation here will become more complicated.The process of complaining is made unnecessarily complicated.This matter is proving more complicated than we expected.
 
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