perfect tense


Definition of perfect tense


  1. :  a verb tense that is used to refer to an action or state that is completed at the time of speaking or at a time spoken of

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  being entirely without fault or defect :  flawless

    :  satisfying all requirements :  accurate

    :  corresponding to an ideal standard or abstract concept

  1. :  to bring to final form

    :  to make perfect :  improve, refine

  1. :  the perfect tense of a language

    :  a verb form in the perfect tense

  1. :  a distinction of form in a verb to express distinctions of time or duration of the action or state it denotes

    :  a set of inflectional forms of a verb that express distinctions of time

    :  an inflectional form of a verb expressing a specific time distinction

  1. :  stretched tight :  made taut :  rigid

    :  feeling or showing nervous tension

    :  marked by strain or suspense

  1. :  to make tense

    :  to become tense

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