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Definition of perfect verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

perfect

 verb
verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they perfect
BrE BrE//pəˈfekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈfekt//
 
he / she / it perfects
BrE BrE//pəˈfekts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈfekts//
 
past simple perfected
BrE BrE//pəˈfektɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈfektɪd//
 
past participle perfected
BrE BrE//pəˈfektɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈfektɪd//
 
-ing form perfecting
BrE BrE//pəˈfektɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈfektɪŋ//
 
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BrE BrE//pəˈfekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈfekt//
 
perfect something to make something perfect or as good as you can As a musician, she has spent years perfecting her technique. They have perfected the art of winemaking. See related entries: Language skills
Word Origin Middle English: from Old French perfet, from Latin perfectus ‘completed’, from the verb perficere, from per- ‘through, completely’ + facere ‘do’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: perfect