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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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