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v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·cates
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.
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