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Pronunciation:  su'fistu`keyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a worldly-wise person
  2. [v]  practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
  3. [v]  make more complex or refined; "a sophisticated design"
  4. [v]  alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
  5. [v]  make less natural or innocent; "Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"

SOPHISTICATE is a 12 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: convolute, doctor, doctor up, man of the world, pervert, twist, twist around
 See Also: adult, adulterate, civilise, civilize, complicate, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, cultivate, debase, denote, dilute, educate, elaborate, grownup, rarify, refer, refine, school, slicker, stretch, train



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \So*phis"ti*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Sophisticated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sophisticating}.] [LL.
    sophisticatus, p. p. of sophisticare to sophisticate.]
    To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage;
    to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine. --Howell.
          To sophisticate the understanding.       --Southey.
          Yet Butler professes to stick to plain facts, not to
          sophisticate, not to refine.             --M. Arnold.
          They purchase but sophisticated ware.    --Dryden.
    Syn: To adulterate; debase; corrupt; vitiate.
  2. \So*phis"ti*cate\, Sophisticated