Adjective: sophisticated su'fi-stu,key-tid
Verb: sophisticate su'fi-stu,keyt
- 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"
- Ahead in development; complex or intricate
"a sophisticated electronic control system";
- Intellectually appealing
"a sophisticated drama"
- Make less natural or innocent
"Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"
- Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
"Don't sophisticate my words";
- twist, twist around, pervert, convolute
- Alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
"Sophisticate rose water with geraniol";
- doctor, doctor up
- Make more complex or refined
"a sophisticated design"
See also: blasé, clued-up [Brit], cosmopolitan, disenchanted, elegant, high-tech, hi-tech, informed, intellectual, intelligent, literate, polished, refined, savvy, secular, svelte, temporal, urbane, well-informed, widely distributed, worldly, worldly-wise
Type of: adulterate, civilise [Brit], civilize, complicate, cultivate, debase, denote, dilute, educate, elaborate, load, rarify, refer, refine, school, stretch, train