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English verb: ripen

1. ripen (change) cause to ripen or develop fully

SamplesThe sun ripens the fruit.
Age matures a good wine.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


2. ripen (change) grow ripe

SamplesThe plums ripen in July.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)grow, maturate, mature

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