Mature - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |məˈtʃʊr|  American pronunciation of the word mature
Brit.  |məˈtʃʊə|  British pronunciation of the word mature

verb

- develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation(syn: grow, maturate)
- develop and work out fully in one's mind
- become due for repayment
- cause to ripen or develop fully(syn: ripen)
- grow old or older (syn: age, maturate, senesce)
- cause to ripen and discharge pus (syn: suppurate)

adjective

- fully considered and perfected(syn: matured)

Examples

She's very mature for her age.

He has a mature outlook on life.

His parents didn't think he was mature enough to live on his own.

Their bodies were mature, but they still behaved like children.

After mature reflection, he concluded that he had been mistaken.

Girls mature earlier than boys both physically and mentally.

Her talent is maturing slowly.

Wine and cheese mature with age.

The bond matures in 10 years.

Show-business is a mature industry.

I'm afraid I won't be able to cover all the expenses when this bill matures.

Laura is very mature for her age.

We're mature enough to disagree on this issue but still respect each other.

Mature apple trees are typically 20 feet tall.

The new leader wants his country to be seen as a mature democracy.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: mature
he/she/it: matures
present participle: maturing
past tense: matured
past participle: matured
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