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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 of sophisticate city slicker, cosmopolite, metropolitan, slicker, cosmopolitanWords Related to sophisticate urbanite; worldlingAntonyms of sophisticate 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 of sophisticate complex, complexify, embarrass, entangle, perplex, complicateWords Related to sophisticate develop, elaborate, expand; intensify, magnify; confound, confuse, mess (up), mix (up), muddle; snarl, tangleNear Antonyms of sophisticate abbreviate, cut, shorten; ease, facilitate; disentangle, straighten (out), unravel, untangle; oversimplifyAntonyms of sophisticate 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 of sophisticate cut, dilute, extend, lace, adulterate, thin, water down, weakenWords Related to sophisticate 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 of sophisticate 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 of sophisticate enrich, fortify, richen, strengthen


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