verb-transitive: To simplify to the point of causing misrepresentation, misconception, or error.
verb-intransitive: To cause distortion or error by extreme simplification of a subject.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
I like Cherie Priests new steampunk novel Boneshaker, which to oversimplify is about a mother fighting zombies to get her son back.
The reason, to oversimplify, is that a wire can simultaneously carry signals at a variety of frequencies, from sixty cycles per second for electric power to 3 million cycles per second and up for Internet data.
I did grossly oversimplify, which is always a danger under 500 words.
Basically, the article is long on sensationalism and short on news - much like the big photo on the page, a human-interest picture from Haiti, underneath which we find a crypto-denialist story about climate change carrying the headline "Push to Oversimplify at Climate Panel". story loves that "oversimplify" word, using it in two headlines and twice in the body of the article, but in all cases the shorter and more objective "simplify" would be much better suited.
This unique visual acuity led indirectly (to crudely oversimplify) to the peculiar evolutionary path of primate brains.