Thesaurus

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


Learn More about ripen


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ripen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or resembling a fox

Get Word of the Day daily email!