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soberize

[ soh-buh-rahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, so·ber·ized, so·ber·iz·ing.
  1. to make sober.


verb (used without object)

, so·ber·ized, so·ber·iz·ing.
  1. Archaic. to become sober.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of soberize1

First recorded in 1700–10; sober + -ize

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