[ noun, adjective suh-fis-ti-kit, -keyt; verb suh-fis-ti-keyt ]
/ noun, adjective səˈfɪs tɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; verb səˈfɪs tɪˌkeɪt /
a sophisticated person.
verb (used with object), so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing.
to make less natural, simple, or ingenuous; make worldly-wise.
to alter; pervert: to sophisticate a meaning beyond recognition.
verb (used without object), so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing.
to use sophistry; quibble.
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Origin of sophisticate
OTHER WORDS FROM sophisticateout·so·phis·ti·cate, verb (used with object), out·so·phis·ti·cat·ed, out·so·phis·ti·cat·ing.
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In 1731 an Act has been passed prescribing a penalty for sophisticating tea.The Sanitary Evolution of London|Henry Lorenzo Jephson
British Dictionary definitions for sophisticating
(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
noun (səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪt, -kɪt)
a sophisticated person
Derived forms of sophisticatesophistication, nounsophisticator, noun
Word Origin for sophisticate
C14: from Medieval Latin sophisticāre, from Latin sophisticus sophistic
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