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mature

verb  /məˈtʃʊr, -ˈtʊr/ us  

mature verb (GROW PHYSICALLY)

[I] to become completely grown: Humans take longer to mature than most other animals.

mature verb (DEVELOP MENTALLY)

[I/T] to become more developed mentally and emotionally and behave in a responsible way, or to cause someone to do this: [I] When you are the oldest child of a large family, you mature pretty quickly, because you have to take care of your younger brothers and sisters.

mature verb (FINANCE)

[I] (of some types of investment) to become ready to be paid: When her bonds matured, she moved the money into stocks.

mature

adjective  /məˈtʃʊr, -ˈtʊr/ us  

mature adjective (DEVELOP MENTALLY)

mentally and emotionally well-developed, and therefore responsible: He just wasn’t mature enough to keep a dog.

mature adjective (GROW PHYSICALLY)

completely grown: The forest has a lot of mature oak trees. Mature can also be a polite way of saying older: The jeans were marketed to mature women.
Translations of “mature”
in Korean 다 자란, 어른스러운…
in Arabic ناضِج, بالِغ…
in French mûr, fait, bon à boire…
in Turkish olgun, kâmil, ergin…
in Italian maturo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成熟的, 慎重的,經深思熟慮的…
in Russian зрелый, взрослый…
in Polish dojrzały…
in Spanish maduro…
in Portuguese maduro…
in German reif…
in Catalan madur…
in Japanese 熟した, 十分に成長した, 大人っぽい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 成熟的, 慎重的,经深思熟虑的…
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