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I guess in America we're so sold on this ideal of the perfect, well-adjusted family that is able to confront any conflict and, with true love and understanding, work things through. I'm sure they do exist, but I never knew any of them.
Alan Ball

Meaning of "perfect" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PERFECT

From Latin perfectus, from perficere to perform, from per through + facere to do.
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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 PERFECT

perfect  [ˈpɜːfɪkt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERFECT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Perfect is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

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 perfect in English.

WHAT DOES PERFECT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

perfect

Perfection

Perfection is, broadly, a state of completeness and flawlessness. The term "perfection" is actually used to designate a range of diverse, if often kindred, concepts. These concepts have historically been addressed in a number of discrete disciplines, notably mathematics, physics, chemistry, ethics, aesthetics, ontology, and theology.

Definition of perfect in the English dictionary

The first definition of perfect in the dictionary is having all essential elements. Other definition of perfect is unblemished; faultless. Perfect is also correct or precise.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PERFECT

PRESENT

Present
I perfect
you perfect
he/she/it perfects
we perfect
you perfect
they perfect
Present continuous
I am perfecting
you are perfecting
he/she/it is perfecting
we are perfecting
you are perfecting
they are perfecting
Present perfect
I have perfected
you have perfected
he/she/it has perfected
we have perfected
you have perfected
they have perfected
Present perfect continuous
I have been perfecting
you have been perfecting
he/she/it has been perfecting
we have been perfecting
you have been perfecting
they have been perfecting
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 perfected
you perfected
he/she/it perfected
we perfected
you perfected
they perfected
Past continuous
I was perfecting
you were perfecting
he/she/it was perfecting
we were perfecting
you were perfecting
they were perfecting
Past perfect
I had perfected
you had perfected
he/she/it had perfected
we had perfected
you had perfected
they had perfected
Past perfect continuous
I had been perfecting
you had been perfecting
he/she/it had been perfecting
we had been perfecting
you had been perfecting
they had been perfecting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you perfect
we let´s perfect
you perfect
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to perfect
Past participle
perfected
Present Participle
perfecting
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 PERFECT


addict
əˈdɪkt
Benedict
ˈbɛnɪˌdɪkt
conflict
ˈkɒnflɪkt
contradict
ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkt
convict
kənˈvɪkt
depict
dɪˈpɪkt
dict
dɪkt
district
ˈdɪstrɪkt
faked
feɪkt
imperfect
ɪmˈpɜːfɪkt
object
ˈɒbdʒɪkt
Pict
pɪkt
pluperfect
pluːˈpɜːfɪkt
predict
prɪˈdɪkt
preterperfect
ˌpretərˈpɜːfɪkt
restrict
rɪˈstrɪkt
spiked
ˈspaɪkt
strict
strɪkt
subject
ˈsʌbdʒɪkt
verdict
ˈvɜːdɪkt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERFECT

perfay
perfect binding
perfect competition
perfect contrition
perfect game
perfect gas
perfect number
perfect participle
perfect pitch
perfect ream
perfect rhyme
perfect storm
perfect tense
perfecta
perfectation
perfecter
perfecti
perfectibilian
perfectibilism
perfectibilist

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERFECT

affect
counterfect
defect
effect
future perfect
hearing defect
in effect
infect
knock-on effect
letter-perfect
multiplier effect
note-perfect
past perfect
prefect
present perfect
side effect
sound effect
take effect
toxic effect
word-perfect

Synonyms and antonyms of perfect in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PERFECT»

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

Translation of «perfect» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERFECT

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

Translator English - Chinese

完美的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

perfecto
570 millions of speakers

English

perfect
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सही
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَامٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

совершенный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perfeito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নির্ভুল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

perfect
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sempurna
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

perfekt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

完璧な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

완벽한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

sempurno
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoàn thiện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சரியான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परिपूर्ण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mükemmel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

perfetto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

doskonały
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

досконалий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

perfect
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τέλειος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

perfekte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

perfekt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

perfekt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of perfect

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERFECT»

The term «perfect» is very widely used and occupies the 1.330 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PERFECT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «perfect» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «perfect» 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 perfect

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «PERFECT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word perfect.
1
Lauren Alaina
I knew Scotty was going to win. At the beginning of the episode, I was like, 'Scotty, are you ready to win?'. I knew he was going to in my heart. I accepted it. I couldn't pick a more perfect person to get second place to. He's my best friend.
2
Alessandra Ambrosio
I don't really drink sodas, but when I have popcorn or pizza I need a little. It's the perfect combination.
3
William Ames
For this is our most perfect duty and yet least known to us by nature: Whatever we conceive or will should be joined with the good of our neighbor.
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Alan Ball
I guess in America we're so sold on this ideal of the perfect, well-adjusted family that is able to confront any conflict and, with true love and understanding, work things through. I'm sure they do exist, but I never knew any of them.
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Roseanne Barr
Growing up in a Jewish matriarchal world inside the patriarchal paradise of Salt Lake City, Utah, gave me increased perspective on gender issues, as it also did my gay brother and my lesbian sister. Our younger sister is the perfect Jewish-American wife and mother, and is fiercely proud of that fact.
6
Poppy Z. Brite
Yeah, I think A Confederacy of Dunces is probably the perfect New Orleans book.
7
Bobbi Brown
Every season has its lipstick trend, and just because your perfect color is a pinky beige, that doesn't mean you can't wear deep burgundy.
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Brene Brown
Why, when we know that there's no such thing as perfect, do most of us spend an incredible amount of time and energy trying to be everything to everyone? Is it that we really admire perfection? No - the truth is that we are actually drawn to people who are real and down-to-earth. We love authenticity and we know that life is messy and imperfect.
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Eric Cantona
If someone is too perfect they won't look good. Imperfection is important.
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Rene Descartes
Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERFECT»

Discover the use of perfect in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to perfect and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Perfect
Depicting with humor and insight the pressure to be outwardly perfect, this novel for ages 10-13 shows how one girl develops compassion for her own and others’ imperfections.
Natasha Friend, 2010
2
Perfect
Overcoming a turbulent childhood, lovely Hillary Spencer finds romance with the man of her dreams in a most unlikely place
Judith McNaught, 1994
3
Perfect
For her, perfect means rejecting their ideals to take a chance on a new kind of love. Kendra covets the perfect face and body—no matter what surgeries and drugs she needs to get there.
Ellen Hopkins, 2011
4
Being Perfect
. That way lies dancing to the melodies spun out by your own heart.” At the core of this beautiful book lies the secret of authentic success, the inspiration to embrace your own uniqueness and live the life that is undeniably your own, ...
Anna Quindlen, 2009
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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Presents a vivid account of a history-making storm that hit the New England coast in October 1991 and the lives it changed, weaving together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and personal accounts. Tour.
Sebastian Junger, 1997
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Mr Perfect
Now, with the help of Jaine's neighbour, an unpredictable police detective, the puzzle must be solved - and time is running out as a deadly stalker targets the three remaining friends, and the dream of Mr Perfect becomes a chilling ...
Linda Howard, 2012
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Perfect.: The Encyclopedia of Perfection
While the execution of perfection depends on the subject in question, the result is always the same—complete satisfaction. This intriguing collection of what qualifies as perfection covers quite the array of topics.
Tom Moynihan, 2012
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Pitch Perfect (movie tie-in): The Quest for Collegiate A ...
Sure to strikea chord with fans of Glee and The Sing-Off, this raucous story of a cappella rock stars shows that sometimes, to get that perfect harmony, you have to embrace a little discord.
Mickey Rapkin, 2012
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Everything Bad is Good for You
After reading Everything Bad is Good for You, you will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again. With a new afterword by the author.
Steven Johnson, 2006
10
Perfect
But at what price will "perfection" be attained? Brad Cain, better known as "Lodi," in professional wrestling circles, is a graduate of East Carolina University.
Brad Cain, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERFECT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term perfect is used in the context of the following news items.
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GTAV's Trevor Is The Perfect Joker
The the psychopathic behaviour, the lovable streak that endures in spite of it, the manic laughter...Grand Theft Auto V's Trevor and The Joker ... «Kotaku, Jul 15»
2
Go global to build the perfect portfolio
Let's talk about how to build the perfect portfolio – which, no offence intended, probably looks nothing at all like the one you currently hold. «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
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These 5 simple steps are the keys to a perfect summer clambake
A traditional New England clambake involves layering seaweed, rocks, and seafood in a big bonfire pit in the sand, which, for a first-timer, ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
4
How not to be perfect
Perfect is the ultimate praise. But trying to attain perfection can cause stress, hinder efficiency and create unnecessary conflicts. Perfectionists ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Bo Dallas Would Be Perfect Fit for the Wyatt Family
Luke Harper is a perfect fit based solely off his outlandish looks, but Dallas can work as a member from a storyline standpoint and complete the ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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This Map Of American Literature Road Trips Is Perfect For Summer
If you haven't picked your summer vacation yet, might I suggest one of these thoroughly-catalogued road trips from some of America's greatest ... «Jalopnik, Jul 15»
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David Ross provides Cubs' highlights with perfect inning, home run
Joe Maddon walked over to catcher David Ross in the dugout before the ninth inning Sunday and asked him if he wanted to make his Wrigley ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
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'It's a perfect thing for us to do': Soccer match honours fallen EPS …
“Dan loved soccer, or football as we call it, so it's perfect. It's a perfect thing for us to do.” Joined by her young boys, Gabe and Callen, Claire ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
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Belle and Sebastian share video for 'Perfect Couples'
Belle and Sebastian have shared a video for 'Perfect Couples', a track taken from recently-released album 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance'. «DIY Magazine, Jul 15»
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Rob Gronkowski Ranks No. 1 At TE, Has Nearly Perfect Score In …
1 At TE, Has Nearly Perfect Score In 'Madden NFL 2016′. by Cameron ... Aaron Rodgers came in first with a perfect 99. So Gronk now owns ... «NESN.com, Jul 15»

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