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Definition 1: a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect) - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for perfect in the sense of this definition

(perfect is a kind of ...) a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

(... is a kind of perfect ) a perfective tense used to express action completed in the present

"`I have finished' is an example of the present perfect"

(... is a kind of perfect ) a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past

"`I had finished' is an example of the past perfect"

(... is a kind of perfect ) a perfective tense used to describe action that will be completed in the future

"`I will have finished' is an example of the future perfect"

Definition 2: make perfect or complete - [verb of change]

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

  • perfect your French in Paris!

Synonyms for perfect in the sense of this definition

(perfect is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of perfect ) make optimal; get the most out of; use best

"optimize your resources"

(... is a kind of perfect ) bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state

"polish your social manners"

Definition 3: being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a perfect circle
  • a perfect reproduction
  • perfect happiness
  • perfect manners
  • a perfect specimen
  • a perfect day

(perfect is similar to ...) without fault or error

"faultless logic" "speaks impeccable French" "timing and technique were immaculate" "an immaculate record"

(perfect is similar to ...) exalted to an ideal perfection or excellence

(perfect is similar to ...) conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal

(perfect is similar to ...) without a flaw

"a flawless gemstone"

(perfect is similar to ...) as if new

"in mint condition"

(perfect is similar to ...) free from error

"an errorless baseball game"

(perfect is similar to ...) understood perfectly

"had his algebra problems down"

(perfect is similar to ...) perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities

"a complete gentleman" "consummate happiness" "a consummate performance"

(perfect is similar to ...) marked by errorless familiarity

"had her lines cold before rehearsals started"

(perfect is similar to ...) free from flaw or blemish or impurity

"a clear perfect diamond" "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"

(perfect is similar to ...) (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense

"a clean voting record" "a clean driver's license"

(perfect is similar to ...) capable of becoming or being made perfect

(perfect is similar to ...) more than perfect

"he spoke with pluperfect precision"

(perfect is similar to ...) (of language) not having its purity or excellence debased

"uncorrupted English" "learn to speak pure English undefiled"

(perfect is similar to ...) excellent and delightful in all respects

"an idyllic spot for a picnic"

(means also ...) characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection

"the dim utopian future" "utopian idealists" "recognized the utopian nature of his hopes"

(means also ...) marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact

"an exact mind" "an exact copy" "hit the exact center of the target"

(means also ...) not broken; whole and intact; in one piece

"fortunately the other lens is unbroken"

(means also ...) free from physical or moral spots or stains

"an unblemished record" "an unblemished complexion"

(... are attributes of perfect) the state of being without a flaw or defect

Definition 4: precisely accurate or exact - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • perfect timing

(perfect is similar to ...) marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact

"an exact mind" "an exact copy" "hit the exact center of the target"

Definition 5: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • 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 thorough nuisance
  • a thoroughgoing villain
  • utter nonsense
  • the unadulterated truth

Synonyms for perfect in the sense of this definition

(perfect is similar to ...) not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier

"unmitigated suffering" "an unmitigated horror" "an unmitigated lie"

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