sophisticate


1so·phis·ti·cate

transitive verb \sə-ˈfis-tə-ˌkāt\
so·phis·ti·cat·edso·phis·ti·cat·ing

Definition of SOPHISTICATE

1
:  to alter deceptively; especially :  adulterate
2
:  to deprive of genuineness, naturalness, or simplicity; especially :  to deprive of naïveté and make worldly-wise :  disillusion
3
:  to make complicated or complex

Examples of SOPHISTICATE

  1. <there's no need to sophisticate something that is beautiful in its simplicity>
  2. <vanilla extract that has been sophisticated with corn syrup>

Origin of SOPHISTICATE

Middle English, from Medieval Latin sophisticatus, past participle of sophisticare, from Latin sophisticus sophistic, from Greek sophistikos, from sophistēs sophist
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with SOPHISTICATE

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2so·phis·ti·cate

noun \-ti-kət, -tə-ˌkāt\

: a person who has a lot of knowledge about the world and about culture, art, literature, etc. : a sophisticated person

Full Definition of SOPHISTICATE

:  a sophisticated person

Examples of SOPHISTICATE

  1. <sophisticates laughing at people they thought of as hicks>

First Known Use of SOPHISTICATE

1923

so·phis·ti·cate

transitive verb \sə-ˈfis-tə-ˌkāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
so·phis·ti·cat·edso·phis·ti·cat·ing

Medical Definition of SOPHISTICATE

: to make impure : adulterate <a sophisticated oil>

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