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sophisticate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sophisticate

  1. a person with the outlook, experience, and manners thought to be typical of big city dwellers <sophisticates laughing at people they thought of as hicks> Synonyms city slicker, cosmopolite, metropolitan, slicker, cosmopolitanRelated Words urbanite; worldlingAntonyms bumpkin, hick, provincial, rustic, yokel




sophisticate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sophisticate

  1. 1 to make complex or difficult <there's no need to sophisticate something that is beautiful in its simplicity> Synonyms complex, complexify, embarrass, entangle, perplex, complicateRelated Words develop, elaborate, expand; intensify, magnify; confound, confuse, mess (up), mix (up), muddle; snarl, tangleNear Antonyms abbreviate, cut, shorten; ease, facilitate; disentangle, straighten (out), unravel, untangle; oversimplifyAntonyms simplify, streamline

  2. 2 to alter (something) for the worse with the addition of foreign or lower-grade substances <vanilla extract that has been sophisticated with corn syrup> Synonyms cut, dilute, extend, lace, adulterate, thin, water down, weakenRelated Words load; befoul, contaminate, corrupt, defile, dirty, envenom, foul, infect, poison, pollute, soil, spoil, sully, taint; cheapen, debase, degrade; manipulate, misrepresent, tamper (with); counterfeit, fake, falsify, fudge; doctor, spike; attenuate, moderate, qualify, temperNear Antonyms fertilize, lard; augment, reinforce (also reenforce), supplement; decontaminate, purify; clarify, clean, cleanse, distill (also distil), filter, flush, leach, pasteurize, purge, refine; better, enhance, improve; compact, concentrate, condenseAntonyms enrich, fortify, richen, strengthen




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