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Synonyms for grow

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn, grow(verb)

    pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

    "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"

    bend, get, mature, wrick, rise, work, plow, change state, move around, twist, release, develop, uprise, rick, maturate, acquire, flex, arise, spring up, farm, wrench, become, originate, sour, sprain, call on, raise, change by reversal, produce, turn over, reverse, ferment, deform, turn, plough

  2. grow(verb)

    become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

    "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"

    farm, get, spring up, originate, rise, uprise, acquire, arise, raise, maturate, mature, turn, produce, develop

  3. grow(verb)

    increase in size by natural process

    "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"

    farm, get, spring up, originate, rise, uprise, acquire, arise, raise, maturate, mature, turn, produce, develop

  4. grow(verb)

    cause to grow or develop

    "He grows vegetables in his backyard"

    farm, get, spring up, originate, rise, uprise, acquire, arise, raise, maturate, mature, turn, produce, develop

  5. mature, maturate, grow(verb)

    develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation

    "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"

    turn, age, farm, produce, spring up, suppurate, acquire, arise, senesce, rise, develop, ripen, originate, fester, maturate, get, uprise, mature, raise, get on

  6. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow(verb)

    come into existence; take on form or shape

    "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

    turn, start, bristle, mature, rise, get, build up, prepare, stand up, climb up, uprise, maturate, acquire, go up, rebel, surface, lift, arise, spring up, farm, come up, originate, train, evolve, modernize, bob up, resurrect, ascend, initiate, develop, climb, heighten, make grow, break, get up, prove, germinate, move up, turn out, jump, raise, formulate, modernise, rear, produce, mount, rise up, wax, recrudesce, educate, explicate

  7. grow, raise, farm, produce(verb)

    cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

    "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"

    turn, kindle, mature, rise, put forward, get, set up, bring forth, upgrade, make, develop, elevate, uprise, bring on, recruit, upraise, enkindle, maturate, put up, acquire, stir, call down, advance, conjure, lift, elicit, fire, arise, spring up, arouse, originate, conjure up, nurture, resurrect, levy, promote, prove, erect, raise, create, provoke, get up, produce, call forth, invoke, kick upstairs, bring out, heighten, bring up, evoke, rear, leaven, bring about, parent, enhance, give rise, farm

  8. grow, develop, produce, get, acquire(verb)

    come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

    "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"

    take, arrest, make, mature, mystify, experience, develop, take on, explicate, draw, assume, stupefy, have, arise, become, formulate, learn, receive, larn, scram, prepare, uprise, go, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, fix, pay back, spring up, suffer, sustain, stick, set about, create, bring out, raise, get under one's skin, incur, gain, contract, bring forth, dumbfound, beat, adopt, start, set out, win, rise, buzz off, train, modernize, make grow, originate, bring about, bring, bewilder, mother, induce, modernise, catch, bugger off, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, get, generate, turn, find, vex, germinate, baffle, recrudesce, start out, convey, capture, aim, let, perplex, bring on, gravel, fetch, begin, father, amaze, commence, get down, build up, arrive, produce, acquire, come, educate, evolve, maturate, break, pay off, pose, give rise, cause, farm, nonplus

  9. develop, grow(verb)

    grow emotionally or mature

    "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"

    rise, educate, produce, mature, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, develop, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, raise, maturate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, turn, farm, prepare

  10. grow(verb)

    become attached by or as if by the process of growth

    "The tree trunks had grown together"

    farm, get, spring up, originate, rise, uprise, acquire, arise, raise, maturate, mature, turn, produce, develop


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  5. grow(verb)

    To assume a condition or quality over time.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grow

    be born, be immortal, begin, come into being, come to life, exist, flourish, live, rise again, rise from the dead, survive

    cease, decease, decline, depart, die, expire, fade, perish, wither

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grow

    increase, advance, extend, expand, enlarge, gain ground, accrue, become, develop, amplify

    dimmish, recede, contract, fail, stop, die, wane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grow(v. n.)

    enlarge, increase, expand, extend, be augmented, become (by degrees) greater or larger

  2. grow(v. n.)

    vegetate, sprout, germinate, shoot, pullulate, put forth, shoot up, spring up

  3. grow(v. n.)

    advance, improve, make progress, make improvement

  4. grow(v. n.)

    become, wax, come to be, get to be

  5. grow(v. a.)

    raise, produce, cultivate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    growth, increase, cultivate, cultivar, expand, rise, develop, thrive, flourish, push, growing, prosper

How to use grow in a sentence?

  1. Simon Wong:

    It will grow bigger.

  2. Fernando Santos:

    As We Move On We Will Grow

  3. Florida Scott-Maxwell:

    I grow more intense as I age.

  4. Nicaraguan Proverb:

    Eyes that see do not grow old.

  5. Fariba Ghodsian:

    If sales continue to grow well.

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