Snoop vs Complicate - What's the difference?
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
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.
The act of snooping
One who snoops
A private detective
- Be careful what you say around Gene because he's the bosses' snoop .
- She hired a snoop to find out if her husband was having an affair.
* 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology , Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988
To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult.
to expose involvement in a convoluted matter.
- Don't complicate yourself in issues that are beyond the scope of your education.
- John has been complicated in the affair by new tapes that surfaced.
- The DA has made every effort to complicate me in the scandal.
* (expose involvement in a convoluted matter) intricate, entangle, embroil, mix up (in something), mire
* 1745 , Edward Young, Night-Thoughts , I:
- How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, / How complicate , how wonderful, is Man!