Perfect Per"fect, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perfected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perfecting}.] [L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere. See {Perfect}, a.] To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to its nature and kind. [1913 Webster]

God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfect in us. --1 John iv. 12. [1913 Webster]

Inquire into the nature and properties of the things, . . . and thereby perfect our ideas of their distinct species. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

{Perfecting press} (Print.), a press in which the printing on both sides of the paper is completed in one passage through the machine. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To finish; accomplish; complete; consummate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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