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sophisticate

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transitive verb so·phis·ti·cate \sə-ˈfis-tə-ˌkāt\

Definition of sophisticate

so·phis·ti·cat·edso·phis·ti·cat·ing

  1. 1 :  to alter deceptively; especially :  adulterate

  2. 2 :  to deprive of genuineness, naturalness, or simplicity; especially :  to deprive of naïveté and make worldly-wise :  disillusion

  3. 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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sophisticate

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noun so·phis·ti·cate \-ti-kət, -tə-ˌkāt\

Simple Definition of sophisticate

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

Full Definition of sophisticate

  1. :  a sophisticated person

Examples of sophisticate

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



1923

First Known Use of sophisticate

1923


Medical Dictionary

sophisticate

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transitive verb so·phis·ti·cate \sə-ˈfis-tə-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of sophisticate

so·phis·ti·cat·edso·phis·ti·cat·ing

  1. :  to make impure :  adulterate <a sophisticated oil>




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