verb (used with object), so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing.
Origin of sophisticate
Examples from the Web for sophisticate
Here we are in 1970s New York City, with a certain kind of sophisticate; someone must be wearing checked pants.
He must needs try to sophisticate us by talking about "the doings of the gods."Nineteenth Century Questions|James Freeman Clarke
As far as Clavering could see, she had every intention of making a Sophisticate night of it.Black Oxen|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Ours is continually the task to civilize, to sophisticate, to refine this raw material.Craftsmanship in Teaching|William Chandler Bagley
Ale was originally made from barley-malt and yeast alone, and those who put in anything else were held to sophisticate the liquor.
Because the merit is an unreal merit, it does not corrupt or sophisticate his real merits.All Things Considered|G. K. Chesterton
noun (səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪt, -kɪt)
Word Origin for sophisticate
c.1400, "make impure by admixture," from Medieval Latin sophisticatus, past participle of sophisticare (see sophistication). From c.1600 as "corrupt, delude by sophistry;" from 1796 as "deprive of simplicity." Related: Sophisticated; sophisticating. As a noun meaning "sophisticated person" from 1921.