Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mature

6 senses of mature

Sense 1
mature, maturate, grow -- (develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast")
       => develop -- (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time")

Sense 2
mature -- (develop and work out fully in one's mind; "I need to mature my thoughts")
       => explicate, formulate, develop -- (elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis")

Sense 3
mature -- (become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 4
ripen, mature -- (cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 5
senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate -- (grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce")
       => develop -- (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time")

Sense 6
suppurate, mature -- (cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules")
       => draw -- (cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus")

Antonyms of adj mature

5 senses of mature

Sense 1
mature (vs. immature) -- (characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age")

immature (vs. mature) -- (characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior")
        => adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerile -- (displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes")
        => babyish -- (characteristic of a baby; "babyish tears and petulance")
        => childish, infantile -- (indicating a lack of maturity; "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior")

Sense 2
mature, matured -- (fully considered and perfected; "mature plans")

INDIRECT (VIA developed) -> undeveloped -- (not developed; "courses in interior design were rare and undeveloped"; "undeveloped social awareness")

Sense 3
mature (vs. immature) -- (having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell")

immature (vs. mature) -- (not yet mature)
        => adolescent -- (in the state of development between puberty and maturity; "adolescent boys and girls")
        => embryonic, embryologic, embryonal -- (of an organism prior to birth or hatching; "in the embryonic stage"; "embryologic development")
        => inchoative -- (beginning to develop; "inchoative stages")
        => larval -- (immature of its kind; especially being or characteristic of immature insects in the newly hatched wormlike feeding stage; "larval societies"; "larval crayfishes"; "the larval stage")
        => prepubescent, prepubertal -- ((especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth)
        => prepupal -- (of an inactive stage in the development of some insects, between the larval and the pupal stages; "the prepupal stage")
        => pubescent -- ((of animals especially human beings) having arrived at the onset of puberty (the age at which sex glands become functional) but not yet fully mature; "the budding breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of pubescent boy")
        => pupal -- (of the insects in the chrysalis (cocoon) or post larval stage; "the pupal stage")
        => underdeveloped -- (not yet fully developed)

Sense 4
ripe (vs. green), mature -- (fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines")


Sense 5
fledged (vs. unfledged), mature -- ((of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination)


Similarity of adj mature

5 senses of mature

Sense 1
mature (vs. immature) -- (characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age")
       => autumnal -- (characteristic of late maturity verging on decline; "a serene autumnal mood")
       => mellow, mellowed -- (having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age")
       => ripe -- (at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge; "a ripe mind")

Sense 2
mature, matured -- (fully considered and perfected; "mature plans")
       => developed (vs. undeveloped) -- (being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful; "the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook"; "they have very small limbs with only two fully developed toes on each")

Sense 3
mature (vs. immature) -- (having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell")
       => adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup -- ((of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman")
       => abloom, efflorescent -- (bursting into flower; "flowering spring trees")
       => fruiting -- (capable of bearing fruit)
       => full-blown, matured -- (fully ripe; at the height of bloom; "a full-blown rose")
       => headed -- (of leafy vegetables; having formed into a head; "headed cabbages")
       => marriageable, nubile -- (of girls or women who are eligible to marry)
       => overblown -- (past the stage of full bloom; "overblown roses")
       => prime, meridian -- (being at the best stage of development; "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning)
          Also See-> old#1

Sense 4
ripe (vs. green), mature -- (fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines")
       => aged, ripened -- (of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable); "mature well-aged cheeses")
       => mellow, mellowed -- (having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging; "a mellow port"; "mellowed fruit")
       => overripe -- (too ripe and beginning to turn soft)

Sense 5
fledged (vs. unfledged), mature -- ((of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination)
       => fledgling (prenominal), fledgeling (prenominal) -- ((of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers; "a fledgling robin")
       => full-fledged, fully fledged -- ((of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly)

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