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SOPHISTICATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sophisticate mean? 

SOPHISTICATE (noun)
  The noun SOPHISTICATE has 1 sense:

1. a worldly-wise person

  Familiarity information: SOPHISTICATE used as a noun is very rare.


SOPHISTICATE (verb)
  The verb SOPHISTICATE has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: SOPHISTICATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOPHISTICATE (noun)


Sense 1sophisticate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A worldly-wise person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

man of the world; sophisticate

Hypernyms ("sophisticate" is a kind of...):

adult; grownup (a fully developed person from maturity onward)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sophisticate"):

cosmopolitan; cosmopolite (a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries)

slicker (a person with good manners and stylish clothing)


SOPHISTICATE (verb)


Sense 1sophisticate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make less natural or innocent

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

Their manners had sophisticated the young girls

Hypernyms (to "sophisticate" is one way to...):

civilise; civilize; cultivate; educate; school; train (train to be discriminative in taste or judgment)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


Sense 2sophisticate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

twist around; sophisticate; pervert; convolute; twist

Context example:

Don't twist my words

Hypernyms (to "sophisticate" is one way to...):

denote; refer (have as a meaning)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3sophisticate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

doctor; doctor up; sophisticate

Context example:

Sophisticate rose water with geraniol

Hypernyms (to "sophisticate" is one way to...):

adulterate; debase; dilute; stretch (corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4sophisticate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make more complex or refined

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

a sophisticated design

Hypernyms (to "sophisticate" is one way to...):

complicate; elaborate; rarify; refine (make more complex, intricate, or richer)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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