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Women waited 144 years before earning suffrage. If a mature, multiparty democracy was so darn easy, everybody would have one.
Thomas P.M. Barnett

Meaning of "mature" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MATURE

From Latin mātūrus early, developed.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MATURE

mature  [məˈtjʊə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MATURE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mature is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb mature in English.

WHAT DOES MATURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mature

Mature is the adjectival form of maturity, which has several meanings. Mature may also refer to: ▪ "Mature 17+", a rating in the Entertainment Software Rating Board video game rating system ▪ Mature, a character from The King of Fighters series ▪ Victor Mature, an American actor...

Definition of mature in the English dictionary

The first definition of mature in the dictionary is relatively advanced physically, mentally, emotionally, etc; grown-up. Other definition of mature is fully considered; perfected. Mature is also due or payable.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MATURE

PRESENT

Present
I mature
you mature
he/she/it matures
we mature
you mature
they mature
Present continuous
I am maturing
you are maturing
he/she/it is maturing
we are maturing
you are maturing
they are maturing
Present perfect
I have matured
you have matured
he/she/it has matured
we have matured
you have matured
they have matured
Present perfect continuous
I have been maturing
you have been maturing
he/she/it has been maturing
we have been maturing
you have been maturing
they have been maturing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I matured
you matured
he/she/it matured
we matured
you matured
they matured
Past continuous
I was maturing
you were maturing
he/she/it was maturing
we were maturing
you were maturing
they were maturing
Past perfect
I had matured
you had matured
he/she/it had matured
we had matured
you had matured
they had matured
Past perfect continuous
I had been maturing
you had been maturing
he/she/it had been maturing
we had been maturing
you had been maturing
they had been maturing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will mature
you will mature
he/she/it will mature
we will mature
you will mature
they will mature
Future continuous
I will be maturing
you will be maturing
he/she/it will be maturing
we will be maturing
you will be maturing
they will be maturing
Future perfect
I will have matured
you will have matured
he/she/it will have matured
we will have matured
you will have matured
they will have matured
Future perfect continuous
I will have been maturing
you will have been maturing
he/she/it will have been maturing
we will have been maturing
you will have been maturing
they will have been maturing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would mature
you would mature
he/she/it would mature
we would mature
you would mature
they would mature
Conditional continuous
I would be maturing
you would be maturing
he/she/it would be maturing
we would be maturing
you would be maturing
they would be maturing
Conditional perfect
I would have mature
you would have mature
he/she/it would have mature
we would have mature
you would have mature
they would have mature
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been maturing
you would have been maturing
he/she/it would have been maturing
we would have been maturing
you would have been maturing
they would have been maturing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you mature
we let´s mature
you mature
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to mature
Past participle
matured
Present Participle
maturing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MATURE


acture
ˈæktjʊə
armature
ˈɑːmətjʊə
caricature
ˈkærɪkəˌtjʊə
confiture
ˈkɒnfɪˌtjʊə
Gargantua
ɡɑːˈɡæntjʊə
immature
ˌɪməˈtjʊə
magistrature
ˈmædʒɪstrəˌtjʊə
mantua
ˈmæntjʊə
monture
ˈmɒntjʊə
nonmature
ˌnɒnməˈtjʊə
overmature
ˌəʊvəməˈtjʊə
overture
ˈəʊvəˌtjʊə
painture
ˈpeɪntjʊə
parture
ˈpɑːtjʊə
prefecture
ˈpriːfɛkˌtjʊə
premature
ˌprɛməˈtjʊə
prompture
ˈprɒmptjʊə
tainture
ˈteɪntjʊə
Tyr
tjʊə
Tyrr
tjʊə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MATURE

mattock
mattoid
mattrass
mattress
mattress cover
maturable
maturate
maturation
maturational
maturative
mature student
maturely
matureness
maturity
matutinal
matutinally
matweed
maty
matza
matzah

WORDS THAT END LIKE MATURE

adventure
by nature
candidature
creature
curvature
feature
human nature
legislature
literature
miniature
Mother Nature
nature
nomenclature
ossature
room temperature
signature
special feature
State legislature
stature
temperature
the course of nature

Synonyms and antonyms of mature in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MATURE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mature» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mature

Translation of «mature» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MATURE

Find out the translation of mature to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mature from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mature» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

成熟的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

maduro
570 millions of speakers

English

mature
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परिपक्व
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَاضِجٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зрелый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

maduro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিণত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mûr
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Matang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

reif
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

成熟した
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성숙한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Diwasa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trưởng thành
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதிர்ந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रौढ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

olgun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

maturo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dojrzały
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зрілий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

matur
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ώριμος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

volwasse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mogen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

moden
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mature

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MATURE»

The term «mature» is very widely used and occupies the 2.693 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MATURE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mature» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mature» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mature

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10 QUOTES WITH «MATURE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mature.
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Krista Allen
I love the whole makeup of men - that they never mature and are always just boys.
2
The Notorious B.I.G.
You gotta mature, you know.
3
Thomas P.M. Barnett
Women waited 144 years before earning suffrage. If a mature, multiparty democracy was so darn easy, everybody would have one.
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Mikhail Baryshnikov
You see, dancers are quite mature people because they start performing so early. They become professionals when they start to take everyday classes.
5
Kabir Bedi
I also said, men are like curling irons, they never get out of your hair. And they are like government bonds, they take so long to mature.
6
E. F. Benson
What man is there, surrounded though he be with the love of wife and children, who does not retain a memory of the romantic affection of boys for each other? Having felt it, he could scarcely have forgotten it, and if he never felt it, he missed one of the most golden of the prizes of youth, unrecapturable in mature life.
7
Bruce Beresford
At HBO, they seem to be well-informed. They make what I think are really quite mature films.
8
Jim Bishop
Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
9
Kate Burton
I was lucky enough to be able to grow and mature in a natural way as an actress.
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Amanda Bynes
So many people comment that I'm much more mature than average. In this business, you can get taken advantage of if you're not aware and you're not tough.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MATURE»

Discover the use of mature in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mature and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Body and Mature Behavior: A Study of Anxiety, Sex, ...
A victim of debilitating injuries, Moshe Feldenkrais was intimately aware of the link between bodily suffering and mental health.
Moshe Feldenkrais, 2005
2
Be Mature (James): Growing Up in Christ
Beloved author and teacher Warren W. Wiersbe leads you through this practical book with advice on how to overcome temptation, control the tongue, effective prayer, and how to practice what the Bible teaches.
Warren W. Wiersbe, 2010
3
Radical Innovation: How Mature Companies Can Outsmart Upstarts
Based on evidence from a five-year, real time study of twelve radical innovation projects within ten major corporations - including General Electric, IBM, Nortel Networks, DuPont, and Texas Instruments - this book addresses seven managerial ...
‎2000
4
The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain
A renowned psychiatrist and gerontologist draws from more than thirty years of research to show that surprising positive changes in our brains have the powerful potential to enhance, not diminish, our lives after fifty
Gene D. Cohen, 2008
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A Grand Entrance: Scenes and Monologues for Mature Actors
An anthology of scenes and monologues featuring roles for mature actors over the age of 55.
Ann McDonough, Kent R. Brown, 2000
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Capitalism in a Mature Economy: Financial Institutions, ...
The book focuses on four inter-related themes: the development and operations of English capital markets including the stock exchange and the clearing and merchant banks, the financing of British industry, the role of financiers and company ...
Jean Jacques Van Helten, Youssef Cassis, 1990
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Mature Women Students: Separating Or Connecting Family and ...
At a time when more mature women are being encouraged to enter higher education as students, this book investigates the effects that studying for a degree has upon women's relationships.
Rosalind Edwards, 1993
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Transcendence and Mature Thought in Adulthood: The Further ...
"The most sustained and sophisticated conversation between constructive-developmental and transpersonal psychologies available in print. The result is a wonderfully demanding and rewarding collection of chapters beyond the cutting edge!
Melvin E. Miller, Susanne R. Cook-Greuter, 1994
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Migration in a Mature Economy: Emigration and Internal ...
By examining the origins of emigrants from Britain, Mr Baines challenges notions of emigration as a flight from poverty.
Dudley Baines, 2003
10
The Development of Mature Walking
This important monograph summarizes a comprehensive study on the maturation of walking in normal children.
‎1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MATURE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mature is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mature Spieth steps aside
ST ANDREWS (Scotland) • So the dream that Jordan Spieth could add the Open to his victories in this year's Masters and US Open and sally ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
2
Singing praises of a mature festival
The Trebles on Dibble Street, from left Jesse Griffiths, Colin Lepage, Jamie Cavanagh and Benjamin Sutherland, entertain the crowd at ... «Brockville Recorder and Times, Jul 15»
3
Versatile Alabama playmaker more mature, poised to 'break out'
Set back by suspensions, a lack of responsibility of times and a serious injury during his first three seasons with the Tide, a more mature and ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
4
Mature, fit, preppy: how hiring for the 'right look' influences retail …
The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and ... «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»
5
Mature student allegedly set his flat on fire after failing part of degree …
A mature student allegedly set his flat on fire after failing part of a degree course, the High Court heard today. «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Mature Māori nursing student wins prestigious national scholarship
Kupenga is a mature student who is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Nursing degree at Eastern Institute of Technology. Surprised ... «Māori Television, Jul 15»
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Lawmakers urged: Have more mature view on BBL
LAWMAKERS must present a more mature view on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), and not resort to “bashing and prejudging the ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»
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Mature student who helps others wins first university community prize
A mature student from Bedford has won an award for her community work. Beverley Courtney, 43, has been given the inaugural John Spence ... «Bedford Today, Jul 15»
9
Santos on sweeping Aces: Beermen 'more mature' in Finals rematch
“We were more mature now and we really know what we need to do and we don't hesitate,” Santos said in Filipino Friday night at Smart ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
10
Letters: Mature adults needed to save event
It is foolishness that so-called mature adults can't resolve this issue to continue this fine event. At a time when police desperately need public ... «South Bend Tribune, Jul 15»

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