Synonyms of mature


1. mature, maturate, grow, develop

usage: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"

2. mature, explicate, formulate, develop

usage: develop and work out fully in one's mind; "I need to mature my thoughts"

3. mature, change

usage: become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"

4. ripen, mature, change, alter, modify

usage: cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"

5. senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate, develop

usage: grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"

6. suppurate, mature, draw

usage: cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules"


1. mature (vs. immature), autumnal, mellow, mellowed, ripe

usage: characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"

2. mature, matured, developed (vs. undeveloped)

usage: fully considered and perfected; "mature plans"

3. mature (vs. immature), adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup, abloom, efflorescent, fruiting, full-blown, matured, headed, marriageable, nubile, overblown, prime, meridian, old

usage: having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"

4. ripe (vs. green), mature, aged, ripened, mellow, mellowed, overripe

usage: fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines"

5. fledged (vs. unfledged), mature, fledgling(prenominal), fledgeling(prenominal), full-fledged, fully fledged

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

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Definition and meaning of mature (Dictionary)