AskDefine | Define sophisticate

Dictionary Definition

sophisticate n : a worldly-wise person [syn: man of the world]

Verb

1 make less natural or innocent; "Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"
2 practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive [syn: twist, twist around, pervert, convolute]
3 alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol" [syn: doctor, doctor up]
4 make more complex or refined; "a sophisticated design"

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English

Noun

  1. A worldly-wise person

Verb

  1. Make less natural or innocent
  2. Practice sophistry; change the meaning of, or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
  3. Alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
  4. Make more complex or refined

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

blase, city slicker, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, debase, disenchanted, disillusioned, doctor, knowing, load, man of experience, man-about-town, mondaine, slicker, weight, world-wise, worldly, worldly-wise
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