One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
with object To bring to perfection; to make perfect or complete; to perfect; to make (a person) perfect in (a study, etc.).
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Foxe (?1517–1587), martyrologist. From perfection + -ate, after Middle French perfectionner. Compare Catalan perfeccionar, Spanish perfeccionar, Italian perfezionare.
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