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ripen

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ripen

  1. to become mature <pears ripening on the tree> Synonyms age, develop, grow, grow up, progress, matureRelated Words mellow, soften; bloom, blossom, burgeon (also bourgeon), flourish, flower; open, unfold; advance, evolve; get along, get on, gray (also grey)Near Antonyms decay, decline, degenerate, deteriorate, sink, worsen; droop, dry, fade, flag, sag, shrivel, wane, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither; regress, retrogress, revert; backslide, lapse, return





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