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mature

ma·ture

mature

 
 
pronunciation:
m chur [or] m tur
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: fully grown.
A mature oak tree is very tall.
synonyms:
adult, grown
antonyms:
immature, young
similar words:
big, grown-up, ripe
definition 2: fully developed in mental or physical qualities.
It was very mature of you to let your brother have the front seat.
antonyms:
childish, immature, juvenile, young
similar words:
adult, grown-up, mellow, seasoned
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: matured, matures, maturing
definition 1: to cause to become ripe or fully developed.
Plenty of sun and water matured the apples.
synonyms:
ripen
similar words:
age, mellow, season
definition 2: to come to full or complete physical development.
She matured more rapidly than her friends.
synonyms:
grow up
similar words:
evolve
derivations: maturely (adv.), matureness (n.)