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English definition of “mature”

mature

verb [I/T] (DEVELOP MENTALLY)   /məˈtʃʊr, -ˈtʊr/
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.
(Definition of mature verb (DEVELOP MENTALLY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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