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Definition 1: cause to ripen and discharge pus - [verb of body]

Samples where mature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The oil suppurates the pustules

Synonyms for mature in the sense of this definition

(mature is a kind of ...) cause to localize at one point

"Draw blood and pus"

(mature has a similar meaning as ...) ripen and generate pus

"her wounds are festering"

Definition 2: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation - [verb of change]

Samples where mature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He matured fast
  • The child grew fast

Synonyms for mature in the sense of this definition

(mature is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

(... is a kind of mature ) grow ripe

"The plums ripen in July"

(... is a kind of mature ) accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation

"My son went to Berkeley to find himself"

(... is a kind of mature ) become an adult

(mature implies ...) grow old or older

"She aged gracefully" "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "Young men senesce"

Definition 3: grow old or older - [verb of change]

Samples where mature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She aged gracefully
  • we age every day--what a depressing thought!
  • Young men senesce

Synonyms for mature in the sense of this definition

(mature is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

(... is a kind of mature ) become officially one year older

"She is turning 50 this year"

(... is a kind of mature ) become mentally inflexible

(... is a kind of mature ) be foolish or senile due to old age

Definition 4: become due for repayment - [verb of change]

Samples where mature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These bonds mature in 2005

(mature is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 5: cause to ripen or develop fully - [verb of change]

Samples where mature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sun ripens the fruit
  • Age matures a good wine

Synonyms for mature in the sense of this definition

(mature is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(mature causes ...) grow ripe

"The plums ripen in July"

Definition 6: develop and work out fully in one's mind - [verb of communication]

Samples where mature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I need to mature my thoughts

(mature is a kind of ...) elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

"Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

Definition 7: having reached full natural growth or development - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where mature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a mature cell

(mature is similar to ...) fully ripe; at the height of bloom

"a full-blown rose"

(mature is similar to ...) being at the best stage of development

"our manhood's prime vigor"

(mature is similar to ...) (of animals) fully developed

"an adult animal" "a grown woman"

(mature is similar to ...) bursting into flower

"flowering spring trees"

(mature is similar to ...) capable of bearing fruit

(mature is similar to ...) past the stage of full bloom

"overblown roses"

(mature is similar to ...) of leafy vegetables; having formed into a head

"headed cabbages"

(mature is similar to ...) of girls or women who are eligible to marry

(means also ...) (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age

"his mother is very old" "a ripe old age" "how old are you?"

(... are attributes of mature) state of being mature; full development

(... are attributes of mature) how long something has existed

"it was replaced because of its age"

Definition 8: characteristic of maturity - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where mature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mature for her age

(mature is similar to ...) characteristic of late maturity verging on decline

"a serene autumnal mood"

(mature is similar to ...) at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge

"a ripe mind"

Definition 9: (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for mature in the sense of this definition

(mature is similar to ...) (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers

"a fledgling robin"

(mature is similar to ...) (of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly

Definition 10: fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where mature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ripe peaches
  • full-bodied mature wines

Synonyms for mature in the sense of this definition

(mature is similar to ...) of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable)

"mature well-aged cheeses"

(mature is similar to ...) having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging

"a mellow port" "mellowed fruit"

(mature is similar to ...) too ripe and beginning to turn soft

Definition 11: fully considered and perfected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mature plans

Synonyms for mature in the sense of this definition

(mature is similar to ...) being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful

"the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook" "they have very small limbs with only two fully developed toes on each"

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