a sophisticated person.
to make less natural, simple, or ingenuous; make worldly-wise.
to alter; pervert: to sophisticate a meaning beyond recognition.
to use sophistry; quibble.
- out·so·phis·ti·cate, verb (used with object), out·so·phis·ti·cat·ed, out·so·phis·ti·cat·ing.
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How to use sophisticate in a sentence
The vertigo your coastal sophisticate might get from perusing 1791.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really. | Ana Marie Cox | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here we are in 1970s New York City, with a certain kind of sophisticate; someone must be wearing checked pants.
The collection shows the princess's evolution from Sloane Ranger to sleek sophisticate.
A great mind can neither sophisticate nor suppress its earnest convictions.What was the Religion of Shakespeare? | M. M. Mangasarian
Ours is continually the task to civilize, to sophisticate, to refine this raw material.Craftsmanship in Teaching | William Chandler Bagley
As far as Clavering could see, she had every intention of making a sophisticate night of it.Black Oxen | Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
He must needs try to sophisticate us by talking about "the doings of the gods."Nineteenth Century Questions | James Freeman Clarke
Ale was originally made from barley-malt and yeast alone, and those who put in anything else were held to sophisticate the liquor.
British Dictionary definitions for sophisticate
(tr) to make (someone) less natural or innocent, as by education
to pervert or corrupt (an argument, etc) by sophistry
(tr) to make more complex or refined
rare to falsify (a text, etc) by alterations
a sophisticated person
- sophistication, noun
- sophisticator, noun
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