Definition of Sophisticate

1. Noun. A worldly-wise person.

Exact synonyms: Man Of The World
Generic synonyms: Adult, Grownup
Specialized synonyms: Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolite, Slicker



2. Verb. Make less natural or innocent. "Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"
Generic synonyms: Civilise, Civilize, Cultivate, Educate, School, Train
Derivative terms: Sophistication

3. Verb. Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive. "Don't twist my words"
Exact synonyms: Convolute, Pervert, Twist, Twist Around
Generic synonyms: Denote, Refer
Derivative terms: Sophistication, Sophistication, Twist, Twisting

4. Verb. Alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive. "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
Exact synonyms: Doctor, Doctor Up
Generic synonyms: Adulterate, Debase, Dilute, Load, Stretch

5. Verb. Make more complex or refined. "A sophisticated design"
Generic synonyms: Complicate, Elaborate, Rarify, Refine
Derivative terms: Sophistication

Definition of Sophisticate

1. v. t. To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage; to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine.

2. a. Adulterated; not pure; not genuine.

Definition of Sophisticate

1. Noun. A worldly-wise person ¹

2. Verb. Make less natural or innocent ¹

3. Verb. Practice sophistry; change the meaning of, or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive ¹

4. Verb. Alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive ¹

5. Verb. Make more complex or refined ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sophisticate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

Medical Definition of Sophisticate

1. To adulterate. Origin: Mod. L. Sophisticare, pp. Sophisticatus, to alter deceptively, fr. G. Sophistikos, deceitful (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Sophisticate

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1. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"If the passions of the mind be strong they easily sophisticate the understanding ; they make it apt to believe upon every slender warrant, ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1896)
"“Some others, indeed, have tobacco from Florida that they sophisticate and farde in sundrie sorts with black spice, galanga, ..."

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