What is another word for mature?

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

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term mature.


  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 WordNet

  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

Matched Categories

Editors Contribution

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. matureadjective

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


  2. matureverb

    ripen, develop, perfect, season

How to pronounce mature?

How to say mature in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use mature in a sentence?

  1. Muhammad Waseem:

    Those (initial) geysers saved seven mature pine trees from felling within one year of their installation, for the project team, it was highly stunning result and a strong reason to upscale the initiative.

  2. Samantha Grant:

    My book deals with my bi-racial family in a candid, warm, personal and socially important way, maybe when Meghan is more mature and reads the book she’ll understand. Some of it she won’t like, some of it she might.

  3. Billy Bush:

    Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed, it’s no excuse, but this happened 11 years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.

  4. Manfred Kittel:

    We just have to wait and see how the fish mature in the hatchery and what the environmental conditions look like next winter, the plan theoretically is to put them back in the creek hoping there is enough water to support them.

  5. Scott Gottlieb:

    Because by the time you actually make that decision ... and you start operationalizing a booster campaign, you're talking about maybe late October if the decision comes in September, that you can start getting a sizeable number of people boosted, it takes time to get that stood up and get people into the doctors' offices to get injections. And it will take a couple of weeks for the immunity to mature.

Translations for mature

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for mature »


Find a translation for the mature synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"mature." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 27 Sep. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/mature>.

Discuss these mature synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for mature?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    A synonym of "dry"
    • A. sodden
    • B. drippy
    • C. juiceless
    • D. steamy

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for mature: