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Definition of Mature

Mature

  1. Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe.
  2. Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.
  3. Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.
  4. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
  5. To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.
  6. To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.
  7. Hence, to become due, as a note.

Mature Quotations

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' - Erich Fromm
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Erich Fromm

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

I don't think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It's just maturity. I've become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence.
Ricky Williams

Here's the thing, men have to also mature in how they see women, too. Because they need to understand that it's not just about how we look, it's about who we are. And I am going to tell you like this, 'If you can't love me with short hair, and you telling me I got to have long hair to be loved, guess what, I ain't the one for you.'
Jada Pinkett Smith

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.
Paul Simon
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Mature Translations

mature in Afrikaans is ryp
mature in Danish is moden
mature in Dutch is belegen, bezonken, rijp
mature in German is reif
mature in Italian is maturo
mature in Latin is plenus, mitis, subolesco, adultus (adj.)
mature in Norwegian is moden
mature in Portuguese is maduro
mature in Spanish is madurar, cerco, maduro
mature in Swedish is vuxen, mogen

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