What is another word for mature?

Synonyms for mature
məˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜrma·ture

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  1. matureverb

    Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.

    She is quite mature for her age.

    immature, childish

  2. matureadjective

    Profound; careful.

    The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.


Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. matureadjective

    characteristic of maturity

    "mature for her age"

    matured, ripe, fledged

    embryonic, adolescent, childish, embryonal, prepubescent, juvenile, jejune, inchoative, puerile, larval, pubescent, underdeveloped, immature, prepubertal, pupal, babyish, prepupal, undeveloped, embryologic, infantile

  2. mature, maturedadjective

    fully considered and perfected

    "mature plans"

    matured, full-blown, ripe, fledged

    adolescent, juvenile, embryonic, prepupal, pupal, immature, undeveloped, infantile, puerile, childish, embryonal, prepubescent, prepubertal, underdeveloped, pubescent, inchoative, larval, babyish, embryologic, jejune

  3. matureadjective

    having reached full natural growth or development

    "a mature cell"

    matured, ripe, fledged

    immature, juvenile, underdeveloped, embryologic, infantile, pubescent, embryonal, pupal, adolescent, prepubertal, prepubescent, prepupal, childish, puerile, inchoative, larval, jejune, undeveloped, babyish, embryonic

  4. ripe, matureadjective

    fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used

    "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines"

    advanced, fledged, good, ripe, ripe(p), right, matured

    prepubertal, larval, embryonic, prepupal, childish, underdeveloped, babyish, embryologic, juvenile, undeveloped, puerile, pubescent, jejune, infantile, immature, prepubescent, pupal, adolescent, embryonal, inchoative

  5. fledged, matureverb

    (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination

    matured, vaned, fledged, ripe

    immature, inchoative, infantile, undeveloped, prepubescent, pubescent, larval, pupal, adolescent, juvenile, prepubertal, puerile, prepupal, underdeveloped, babyish, jejune, embryologic, embryonic, childish, embryonal

  6. mature, maturate, growverb

    develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation

    "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"

    turn, age, grow, farm, produce, spring up, suppurate, acquire, arise, senesce, rise, develop, ripen, originate, fester, maturate, get, uprise, raise, get on

    larval, infantile, puerile, adolescent, embryonal, childish, prepubescent, immature, prepupal, undeveloped, inchoative, prepubertal, babyish, jejune, underdeveloped, pubescent, juvenile, embryologic, embryonic, pupal

  7. matureverb

    develop and work out fully in one's mind

    "I need to mature my thoughts"

    ripen, suppurate, grow, maturate, get on, senesce, age

    undeveloped, infantile, pupal, prepubertal, embryologic, immature, prepubescent, juvenile, adolescent, jejune, larval, underdeveloped, embryonic, embryonal, inchoative, puerile, childish, pubescent, prepupal, babyish

  8. matureverb

    become due for repayment

    "These bonds mature in 2005"

    ripen, suppurate, grow, maturate, get on, senesce, age

    underdeveloped, immature, babyish, prepupal, undeveloped, puerile, pupal, jejune, prepubescent, prepubertal, embryonic, inchoative, juvenile, embryologic, pubescent, childish, adolescent, infantile, embryonal, larval

  9. ripen, matureverb

    cause to ripen or develop fully

    "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"

    ripen, suppurate, age, get on, senesce, maturate, grow

    immature, jejune, prepupal, pubescent, adolescent, babyish, prepubescent, puerile, infantile, larval, childish, embryonic, pupal, prepubertal, underdeveloped, embryologic, juvenile, inchoative, undeveloped, embryonal

  10. senesce, age, get on, mature, maturateverb

    grow old or older

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

    get on, age, shape up, progress, bestride, come on, grow, climb on, be on, suppurate, board, come along, senesce, get along, get along with, mount up, get on with, advance, jump on, fester, ripen, mount, maturate, hop on

    inchoative, undeveloped, prepubertal, immature, juvenile, adolescent, babyish, larval, pupal, underdeveloped, jejune, embryologic, embryonal, embryonic, puerile, infantile, pubescent, prepupal, childish, prepubescent

  11. suppurate, matureverb

    cause to ripen and discharge pus

    "The oil suppurates the pustules"

    get on, fester, age, ripen, senesce, suppurate, maturate, grow

    larval, infantile, pupal, adolescent, childish, juvenile, babyish, embryonic, underdeveloped, jejune, inchoative, immature, prepubescent, prepubertal, puerile, pubescent, embryologic, prepupal, undeveloped, embryonal

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. grow

    it is a verb.

    the puppy will mature over the summer.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 11, 2021  
  2. grow upverb

    to grow older and be calmer and less childish

    you are now mature

    Submitted by Lisafalzone2011 on June 6, 2022  
  3. responsibity

    Submitted by anonymous on October 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. matureadjective

    perfected by time, complete, perfect, ripe

  2. matureadjective

    prepared, ready, well-considered, well-digested

  3. matureverb


  4. matureverb

    perfect, bring to perfection, bring to maturity

  5. matureverb

    become ripe

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. matureadjective

    full-grown, ripe, developed, perfect, prepared, finished


  2. matureverb

    ripen, develop, perfect, season

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  1. Erich Fromm:

    Infantile love follows the principle: “I love because I am loved.” Mature love follows the principle: “I am loved because I love.” Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”

  2. Linda Beigel Schulman:

    If you can’t legally buy a beer in Florida, why should you be able to legally obtain a weapon of war that can kill people? If you are not mature to consume alcohol, why would you then be mature enough to handle a firearm?

  3. Patrick Lynch:

    Officer Daniel Pantaleo's a model of what we want a police officer to be, officer Daniel Pantaleo's a mature, mature police officer, motivated by serving the community. Officer Daniel Pantaleo literally is Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

  4. W. Somerset Maugham:

    Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

  5. Mark Parrington:

    Once upon a time, you had a fire every 100 to 150 years in one location, which means the forest completely regenerates and you end up with a mature forest, and then the fire comes along, and then you start again, what we're seeing in some parts of Eastern Siberia is the fires are happening every 10 to 30 years now, in some places, and what Eastern Siberia means is the forest is not going to be able to become mature, and you end up with an [ ecosystem ] shift to kind of a shrub land or swampy grassland.

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