Snoop vs Complicate - What's the difference?

snoop | complicate |


As verbs the difference between snoop and complicate

is that snoop is to be devious and cunning so as not to be seen while complicate is to fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult.

As a noun snoop

is the act of snooping.

As an adjective complicate is

(obsolete) intertwined.

snoop

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To be devious and cunning so as not to be seen.
  • To secretly spy on or investigate, especially into the private personal life of others.
  • If I had not snooped on her, I wouldn't have found out that she lied about her degree.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of snooping
  • One who snoops
  • Be careful what you say around Gene because he's the bosses' snoop .
  • A private detective
  • She hired a snoop to find out if her husband was having an affair.

    References

    * 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology , Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988

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    complicate

    English

    Verb

    (complicat)
  • To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult.
  • Don't complicate yourself in issues that are beyond the scope of your education.
  • to expose involvement in a convoluted matter.
  • John has been complicated in the affair by new tapes that surfaced.
    The DA has made every effort to complicate me in the scandal.

    Synonyms

    * (expose involvement in a convoluted matter) intricate, entangle, embroil, mix up (in something), mire

    See also

    * complex

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Intertwined.
  • Complex, complicated.
  • * 1745 , Edward Young, Night-Thoughts , I:
  • How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, / How complicate , how wonderful, is Man!