Definition for PERFECT

PERFECT, v.t. [L. perfectus, perficio.]

  1. To finish or complete so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to any thing all that is requisite to its nature and kind; as, to perfect a picture or statue. – 2 Chron. viii. Inquire into the nature and properties of things, and thereby perfect our ideas of distinct species. – Locke. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. – 1 John iv.
  2. To instruct fully; to make fully skillful; as, to perfect one's self in the rules of music or architecture; to perfect soldiers in discipline.

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