verb (used with object), sophisticated, sophisticating.
to make less natural, simple, or ingenuous; make worldly-wise.
to alter; pervert: to sophisticate a meaning beyond recognition.
verb (used without object), sophisticated, sophisticating.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English Related forms
(adj. and v.) < Medieval Latin sophisticātus
(past participle of sophisticāre
to tamper with, disguise, trick with words), equivalent to Latin sophistic
) (see sophistic
) + -ātus -ate1
outsophisticate, verb (used with object), outsophisticated, outsophisticating.