Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sophisticate

1 sense of sophisticate

Sense 1
sophisticate, man of the world -- (a worldly-wise person)
       => adult, grownup -- (a fully developed person from maturity onward)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sophisticate

4 senses of sophisticate

Sense 1
sophisticate -- (make less natural or innocent; "Their manners had sophisticated the young girls")
       => educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise -- (teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry")

Sense 2
twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate -- (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' ")

Sense 3
sophisticate, doctor, doctor up -- (alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol")
       => load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase -- (corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor")

Sense 4
sophisticate -- (make more complex or refined; "a sophisticated design")
       => complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate -- (make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern")

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