Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make perfect; bring to perfection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To perfect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic, transitive To perfect.

Etymologies

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perfection +‎ -ate?

Examples

  • Every great artist, he said, had need of solitude to perfectionate his works.

    Alexis Soyer and the Rise of the Celebrity Chef

  • Every great artist, he said, had need of solitude to perfectionate his works.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Every great artist, he said, had need of solitude to perfectionate his works.

    The History of Pendennis

  • I agree with you, replied the stranger; we are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves -- such a friend ought to be -- do not lend his aid to perfectionate our weak and faulty natures.

    Frankenstein

  • But, to complete the sensible and well - digested plan, in which so many wise heads were concerned, it was determined for me to make the tour of Europe previous to my marriage, in order to perfectionate my matrimonial qualifications; and the lovely idea of the fair maid I left behind was presented to me, as possessing a talismanic power to preserve me from seduction.

    Letters of the Late Lord Littelton

  • "I agree with you," replied the stranger; "we are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves -- such a friend ought to be -- do not lend his aid to perfectionate our weak and faulty natures.

    Frankenstein

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