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so·phis·ti·cate

 (sə-fĭs′tĭ-kāt′)
v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·cates
v.tr.
1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly: Travel tends to sophisticate a person.
2. To make more complex or refined: sophisticated the theory to take criticism into account.
3. Archaic
a. To mislead or corrupt (a person).
b. To make impure; adulterate.
v.intr. Archaic
To use sophistry.
n. (-kĭt)
A sophisticated person.

[Middle English sophisticaten, to adulterate, from Medieval Latin sophisticāre, sophisticāt-, from Latin sophisticus, sophistic, from Greek sophistikos, from sophistēs, sophist; see sophist.]

so·phis′ti·ca′tion n.
so·phis′ti·ca′tor n.

sophisticate

vb
1. (tr) to make (someone) less natural or innocent, as by education
2. to pervert or corrupt (an argument, etc) by sophistry
3. (tr) to make more complex or refined
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) rare to falsify (a text, etc) by alterations
n
a sophisticated person
[C14: from Medieval Latin sophisticāre, from Latin sophisticus sophistic]
soˌphistiˈcation n
soˈphistiˌcator n

so•phis•ti•cate

(n., səˈfɪs tɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; v. -ˌkeɪt)

n., v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. n.
1. a sophisticated person.
v.t.
2. to make less natural, simple, or ingenuous; make worldly-wise.
3. to alter; pervert: to sophisticate a meaning beyond recognition.
[1350–1400; Middle English (adj. and v.) < Medieval Latin sophisticātus, past participle of sophisticāre to trick with words]

sophisticate


Past participle: sophisticated
Gerund: sophisticating

Imperative
sophisticate
sophisticate
Present
I sophisticate
you sophisticate
he/she/it sophisticates
we sophisticate
you sophisticate
they sophisticate
Preterite
I sophisticated
you sophisticated
he/she/it sophisticated
we sophisticated
you sophisticated
they sophisticated
Present Continuous
I am sophisticating
you are sophisticating
he/she/it is sophisticating
we are sophisticating
you are sophisticating
they are sophisticating
Present Perfect
I have sophisticated
you have sophisticated
he/she/it has sophisticated
we have sophisticated
you have sophisticated
they have sophisticated
Past Continuous
I was sophisticating
you were sophisticating
he/she/it was sophisticating
we were sophisticating
you were sophisticating
they were sophisticating
Past Perfect
I had sophisticated
you had sophisticated
he/she/it had sophisticated
we had sophisticated
you had sophisticated
they had sophisticated
Future
I will sophisticate
you will sophisticate
he/she/it will sophisticate
we will sophisticate
you will sophisticate
they will sophisticate
Future Perfect
I will have sophisticated
you will have sophisticated
he/she/it will have sophisticated
we will have sophisticated
you will have sophisticated
they will have sophisticated
Future Continuous
I will be sophisticating
you will be sophisticating
he/she/it will be sophisticating
we will be sophisticating
you will be sophisticating
they will be sophisticating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sophisticating
you have been sophisticating
he/she/it has been sophisticating
we have been sophisticating
you have been sophisticating
they have been sophisticating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sophisticating
you will have been sophisticating
he/she/it will have been sophisticating
we will have been sophisticating
you will have been sophisticating
they will have been sophisticating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sophisticating
you had been sophisticating
he/she/it had been sophisticating
we had been sophisticating
you had been sophisticating
they had been sophisticating
Conditional
I would sophisticate
you would sophisticate
he/she/it would sophisticate
we would sophisticate
you would sophisticate
they would sophisticate
Past Conditional
I would have sophisticated
you would have sophisticated
he/she/it would have sophisticated
we would have sophisticated
you would have sophisticated
they would have sophisticated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sophisticate - a worldly-wise personsophisticate - a worldly-wise person    
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
cosmopolitan, cosmopolite - a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
slicker - a person with good manners and stylish clothing
Verb1.sophisticate - make less natural or innocent; "Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"
civilise, civilize, school, cultivate, educate, train - teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
2.sophisticate - practice sophistrysophisticate - practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words"
denote, refer - have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' "
3.sophisticate - alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
adulterate, dilute, debase, load, stretch - corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
4.sophisticate - make more complex or refined; "a sophisticated design"
rarify, refine, complicate, elaborate - make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"

sophisticate

verb
To make impure or inferior by deceptively adding foreign substances:
Translations

sophisticate

[səˈfɪstɪkeɪt] Npersona f sofisticada

sophisticate

n the sophisticates who haunt the fashionable restaurantsdie Schickeria, die sich in den richtigen Restaurants zeigt
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