perfection noun

ADJ. great | absolute, utter | near | moral, physical, technical

VERB + PERFECTION achieve, bring sth to, reach | seek, strive for She strives for perfection in everything. | fall short of

PREP. close to ~ The cooking was close to perfection. | near ~ A night's labour brought the sculpture one step nearer perfection. | to ~ (= perfectly) The dress fitted to perfection. | towards ~ a sequence of developmental stages towards the perfection of his violin technique

PHRASES a degree/point of perfection He brought the art of photography to the highest point of perfection. | a model of perfection The building became the model of perfection that architects sought to emulate. | the pursuit of perfection She sometimes stayed up painting all night in her pursuit of perfection. | a quest/search for perfection