Synonyms of mature
1 developDictionary • young girls who have not yet matured
bloom • She bloomed into an utterly beautiful creature.
blossom • Why do some people take longer than others to blossom?
come of age • The money was held in trust until he came of age.
2 evolveDictionary • Their songwriting has matured.
evolve • Popular music evolved from folk songs.
develop • Children develop at different rates.
thrive • Today his company continues to thrive.
flourish • The plant is flourishing particularly well.
bloom • Not many economies bloomed in 1990.
blossom • His musical career blossomed.
come to fruition
3 become a responsible adult • Hopefully after university he will have matured.
become a responsible adult
1 sensibleDictionary • We are mature, freethinking adults.
sensible • She was a sensible girl and did not panic.
experienced • Perhaps I'm a bit more experienced about life than you are.
responsible • He's a very responsible sort of person.
wise • She has the air of a wise woman.
reliable • She was efficient and reliable.
dependable • He was a good friend and a dependable companion.
level-headed • He is level-headed and practical.
2 matured • grate some mature cheddar cheese
seasoned • The author is a seasoned academic.
ripe • Always choose firm but ripe fruit.
mellow • a mellow, creamy Somerset Brie
3 grown-upDictionary • Here is the voice of a mature man, expressing sorrow for a lost ideal.
grown-up • Her grown-up children are all doing well in their chosen careers.
adult • a pair of adult birds
grown • Dad, I'm a grown woman. I know what I'm doing.
full-grown • a full-grown male orang-utan
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adultAn adult is a fully developed animal.
• a pair of adult birds
ageWhen food or alcohol is aged or when it ages, it is left to get older before being eaten or drunk, so that it develops a better flavour.
• Whisky loses strength as it ages.
• She bloomed into an utterly beautiful creature.
Thesaurus for mature from the Collins English Thesaurus
relatively advanced physically, mentally, emotionally, etc; grown-up