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 for sophisticate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sophisticate \So*phis"ti*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Sophisticated; p. pr. & vb. n. Sophisticating.] [LL.
     sophisticatus, p. p. of sophisticare to sophisticate.]
     To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage;
     to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine. --Howell.
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           To sophisticate the understanding.       --Southey.
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           Yet Butler professes to stick to plain facts, not to
           sophisticate, not to refine.             --M. Arnold.
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           They purchase but sophisticated ware.    --Dryden.
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     Syn: To adulterate; debase; corrupt; vitiate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sophisticate \So*phis"ti*cate\, Sophisticated
  \So*phis"ti*ca`ted\, a.
     Adulterated; not pure; not genuine.
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           So truth, while only one supplied the state,
           Grew scare and dear, and yet sophisticate. --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sophisticate
      n 1: a worldly-wise person [syn: sophisticate, man of the
           world]
      v 1: make less natural or innocent; "Their manners had
           sophisticated the young girls"
      2: practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about
         in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words" [syn:
         twist, twist around, pervert, convolute,
         sophisticate]
      3: alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive;
         "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol" [syn: sophisticate,
         doctor, doctor up]
      4: make more complex or refined; "a sophisticated design"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "sophisticate":
     blase, city slicker, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, debase,
     disenchanted, disillusioned, doctor, knowing, load,
     man of experience, man-about-town, mondaine, slicker, weight,
     world-wise, worldly, worldly-wise
  
  

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