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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.


Synonymsmature


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Causeripen

2. ripen (change) grow ripe


SamplesThe plums ripen in July.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)grow, maturate, mature









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