so·phis·ti·cate /səˈfɪstəˌket/ 及物動詞
So·phis·ti·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sophisticated p. pr. & vb. n. Sophisticating.] To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage; to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine.
To sophisticate the understanding. --Southey.
Yet Butler professes to stick to plain facts, not to sophisticate, not to refine. --M. Arnold.
They purchase but sophisticated ware. --Dryden.
Syn: -- To adulterate; debase; corrupt; vitiate.
So·phis·ti·cate So·phis·ti·ca·ted a. Adulterated; not pure; not genuine.
So truth, while only one supplied the state,
Grew scare and dear, and yet sophisticate. --Dryden.
n : a worldly-wise person [syn: 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 [syn: twist, twist
around, pervert, convolute]
3: alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive;
"Sophisticate rose water with geraniol" [syn: doctor, doctor
4: make more complex or refined; "a sophisticated design"