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 matured

2 senses of matured

Sense 1
full-blown, matured -- (fully ripe; at the height of bloom; "a full-blown rose")

INDIRECT (VIA mature) -> immature -- (not yet mature)

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")

Similarity of adj matured

2 senses of matured

Sense 1
full-blown, matured -- (fully ripe; at the height of bloom; "a full-blown rose")
       => mature (vs. immature) -- (having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell")

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")

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