To evade the truth of a point under discussion by caviling; resort to a quibble
To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving.
Cavil means to disapprove for minor reasons.
To give a false impression:
To avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude
To purify or refine:
(Chemistry) To cause (a solid or gas) to sublimate.
Find another word for subtilize. In this page you can discover 8 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for subtilize, like: quibble, mislead, cavil, deceive, evade, subtilise, rarefy and sublimate.