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- adjective, noun
- (UK) IPA: /ˈpɜːfɪkt/, SAMPA: /"p3:fIkt/
- (US) IPA: /ˈpɝːfɪkt/, /ˈpɝːfɛkt/, SAMPA: /"p3`:fIkt/
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- Something that is perfect has no mistakes, problems, or damage.
- She answered him in perfect Japanese.
- Something that is perfect is exactly what was needed or wanted.
- (grammar) In a perfect tense, a verb is used for a situation that is finished before another point in time.
- I believe that in French the passe compose is equivalent to the present perfect tense in English.
- (transitive) If you perfect something, you fix all its problems or make it as good as possible.
- Our leaders have perfected the art of sounding good while saying nothing.
- (grammar) (countable) The perfect is a verb tense used for a situation that is finished before another point in time.
- This verb should be in the present perfect, but you need have.