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Mature vs. Perfect

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  • Mature (adjective)

    Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.

    "She is quite mature for her age."

  • Mature (adjective)

    Brought to a state of complete readiness.

    "a mature plan"

  • Mature (adjective)

    Profound; careful.

    "The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration."

  • Mature (adjective)

    Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.

  • Mature (verb)

    To become mature; to ripen.

  • Mature (verb)

    To gain experience or wisdom with age.

  • Mature (verb)

    To make something mature.

  • Mature (verb)

    To reach the date when payment is due

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Fitting its definition precisely.

    "a perfect circle"

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Having all of its parts in harmony with a common purpose.

    "That bucket with the hole in the bottom is a poor bucket, but it is perfect for watering plants."

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Without fault or mistake; thoroughly skilled or talented.

    "Practice makes perfect."

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Excellent and delightful in all respects.

    "a perfect day"

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Representing a completed action.

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Sexually mature and fully differentiated.

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Of flowers, having both male (stamens) and female (carpels) parts.

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Of a set, that it is equal to its set of limit points, i.e. set A is perfect if A=A'.

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Describing an interval or any compound interval of a unison, octave, or fourths and fifths that are not tritones.

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Made with equal parts of sweet and dry vermouth.

    "a perfect Manhattan;"

    "a perfect Rob Roy"

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Well informed; certain; sure.

  • Perfect (noun)

    The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.

  • Perfect (noun)

    A perfect score; the achievement of finishing a stage or task with no mistakes.

  • Perfect (verb)

    To make perfect; to improve or hone.

    "I am going to perfect this article."

    "You spend too much time trying to perfect your dancing."

  • Perfect (verb)

    To take an action, usually the filing of a document in the correct venue, that secures a legal right.

    "perfect an appeal; perfect an interest; perfect a judgment"

Wiktionary
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  • Mature (adjective)

    Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe.

  • Mature (adjective)

    Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.

  • Mature (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.

  • Mature (adjective)

    Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.

  • Mature

    To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.

  • Mature (verb)

    To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.

  • Mature (verb)

    Hence, to become due, as a note.

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not defective nor redundant; having all the properties or qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw, fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure; sound; right; correct.

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Well informed; certain; sure.

  • Perfect (adjective)

    Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; - said of flower.

  • Perfect (noun)

    The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.

  • Perfect

    To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to its nature and kind.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Mature (verb)

    develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation;

    "He matured fast"

    "The child grew fast"

  • Mature (verb)

    develop and work out fully in one's mind;

    "I need to mature my thoughts"

  • Mature (verb)

    become due for repayment;

    "These bonds mature in 2005"

  • Mature (verb)

    cause to ripen or develop fully;

    "The sun ripens the fruit"

    "Age matures a good wine"

  • Mature (verb)

    grow old or older;

    "She aged gracefully"

    "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"

    "Young men senesce"

  • Mature (verb)

    cause to ripen and discharge pus;

    "The oil suppurates the pustules"

  • Mature (adjective)

    characteristic of maturity;

    "mature for her age"

  • Mature (adjective)

    fully considered and perfected;

    "mature plans"

  • Mature (adjective)

    having reached full natural growth or development;

    "a mature cell"

  • Mature (adjective)

    fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used;

    "ripe peaches"

    "full-bodies mature wines"

  • Mature (adjective)

    (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination

  • Perfect (noun)

    a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)

  • Perfect (verb)

    make perfect or complete;

    "perfect your French in Paris!"

  • Perfect (adjective)

    being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish;

    "a perfect circle"

    "a perfect reproduction"

    "perfect happiness"

    "perfect manners"

    "a perfect specimen"

    "a perfect day"

  • Perfect (adjective)

    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;

    "an arrant fool"

    "a complete coward"

    "a consummate fool"

    "a double-dyed villain"

    "gross negligence"

    "a perfect idiot"

    "pure folly"

    "what a sodding mess"

    "stark staring mad"

    "a thoroughgoing villain"

    "utter nonsense"

  • Perfect (adjective)

    precisely accurate or exact;

    "perfect timing"

Princeton's WordNet
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