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")

Antonyms of adj sophisticated

3 senses of sophisticated

Sense 1
sophisticated (vs. naive) -- (having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book")

naive (vs. sophisticated), naif -- (marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; "a teenager's naive ignorance of life"; "the naive assumption that things can only get better"; "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances")
        => childlike, wide-eyed, round-eyed, dewy-eyed, simple -- (exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity; "childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "listened in round-eyed wonder")
        => credulous -- (showing a lack of judgment or experience; "so credulous he believes everything he reads")
        => fleeceable, green, gullible -- (naive and easily deceived or tricked; "at that early age she had been gullible and in love")
        => innocent, ingenuous -- (lacking in sophistication or worldliness; "a child's innocent stare"; "his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it")
        => simple-minded -- (lacking subtlety and insight; "a simple-minded argument")
        => unsophisticated, unworldly -- (not wise in the ways of the world; "either too unsophisticated or too honest to promise more than he could deliver"; "this helplessly unworldly woman"- Kate O'Brien)

Sense 2
advanced, sophisticated -- (ahead in development; complex or intricate; "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system")

INDIRECT (VIA high-tech) -> low-tech -- (not involving high technology)

Sense 3
sophisticated -- (intellectually appealing; "a sophisticated drama")

INDIRECT (VIA intellectual) -> nonintellectual -- (not intellectual)

Similarity of adj sophisticated

3 senses of sophisticated

Sense 1
sophisticated (vs. naive) -- (having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book")
       => blase, worldly -- (very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world; "the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'"; "the benefits of his worldly wisdom")
       => intelligent, well-informed -- (possessing sound knowledge; "well-informed readers")
       => polished, refined, svelte, urbane -- (showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters")
       => worldly-wise -- (experienced in and wise to the ways of the world)
          Also See-> cosmopolitan#1, widely distributed#1; disenchanted#1; elegant#1; informed#1; literate#1; worldly#1, secular#2, temporal#4

Sense 2
advanced, sophisticated -- (ahead in development; complex or intricate; "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system")
       => high-tech (vs. low-tech), hi-tech -- (resembling or making use of highly advanced technology or devices)

Sense 3
sophisticated -- (intellectually appealing; "a sophisticated drama")
       => intellectual (vs. nonintellectual) -- (appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature")

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