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Perfect is both a verb and an adjective. As an adjective, perfect means free from imperfections or errors; complete. As a verb, to perfect means to achieve a flawless result; to help something achieve perfection (to perfect one’s skill). In legal contexts, to perfect also means to take all of the legal steps necessary to secure, record, or complete.

[Last updated in August of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]