AskDefine | Define ramify

Dictionary Definition



1 have or develop complicating consequences; "These actions will ramify" [syn: complexify]
2 grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large" [syn: branch]
3 divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks" [syn: branch, fork, furcate, separate] [also: ramified]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To divide into branches or subdivisions; as, to ramify an art, subject, scheme.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accelerate, aggravate, ball up, beef up, bifurcate, bisect, blow up, branch, branch out, by two, cleave, complicate, concentrate, condense, confound, confuse, consolidate, cut in two, deepen, deploy, dichotomize, dimidiate, disperse, divaricate, divide, double, embrangle, enhance, entangle, exacerbate, exaggerate, expand, extend, fan, fan out, fission, flare, fork, foul up, furcate, halve, heat up, heighten, hop up, hot up, implicate, in half, intensify, involve, jazz up, key up, knot, louse up, magnify, make complex, mess up, mix up, muck up, muddle, open, open up, outspread, outstretch, overgrow, overrun, perplex, ravel, redouble, reinforce, screw up, sharpen, snarl, snarl up, soup up, splay, split in two, spraddle, sprangle, sprawl, spread, spread like wildfire, spread out, stem, step up, strengthen, subdivide, tangle, transect, trifurcate, triple, unfold, whet, widen
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1