soberize

verb
so·​ber·​ize | \ ˈsō-bə-ˌrīz How to pronounce soberize (audio) \
soberized; soberizing

Definition of soberize

transitive verb

archaic
: to make sober

First Known Use of soberize

1706, in the meaning defined above

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“Soberize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soberize. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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