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English noun: sophisticate

1. sophisticate (person) a worldly-wise person

Synonymsman of the world

Broader (hypernym)adult, grownup

Narrower (hyponym)cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, slicker

English verb: sophisticate

1. sophisticate (social) make less natural or innocent

SamplesTheir manners had sophisticated the young girls.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)civilise, civilize, cultivate, educate, school, train

2. sophisticate (communication) practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive

SamplesDon't twist my words.

Synonymsconvolute, pervert, twist, twist around

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)denote, refer

3. sophisticate (change) alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive

SamplesSophisticate rose water with geraniol.

Synonymsdoctor, doctor up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adulterate, debase, dilute, load, stretch

4. sophisticate (change) make more complex or refined

SamplesA sophisticated design.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)complicate, elaborate, rarify, refine

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