sophisticates

sophisticate

[n., adj. suh-fis-ti-kit, -keyt; v. suh-fis-ti-keyt]
noun
1.
a sophisticated person.
adjective
verb (used with object), sophisticated, sophisticating.
3.
to make less natural, simple, or ingenuous; make worldly-wise.
4.
to alter; pervert: to sophisticate a meaning beyond recognition.
verb (used without object), sophisticated, sophisticating.
5.
to use sophistry; quibble.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (adj. and v.) < Medieval Latin sophisticātus (past participle of sophisticāre to tamper with, disguise, trick with words), equivalent to Latin sophistic(us) (see sophistic) + -ātus -ate1

outsophisticate, verb (used with object), outsophisticated, outsophisticating.
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sophisticate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to make (someone) less natural or innocent, as by education
2.  to pervert or corrupt (an argument, etc) by sophistry
3.  (tr) to make more complex or refined
4.  rare to falsify (a text, etc) by alterations
 
n
5.  a sophisticated person
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin sophisticāre, from Latin sophisticus sophistic]
 
sophisti'cation
 
n
 
so'phisticator
 
n

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