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Synonyms for ripen
ˈraɪ pən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ripen, mature(verb)

    cause to ripen or develop fully

    "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"

    suppurate, age, get on, senesce, maturate, mature, grow

  2. ripen(verb)

    grow ripe

    "The plums ripen in July"


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ripen(v. n.)

    grow ripe, be matured

  2. ripen(v. a.)

    mature, bring to maturity, make ripe

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ripen(v)

    mature, maturate

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  1. Ravindra Pasale:

    Don't allow the ego fruit to ripen before it falls.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    It does not surprise so much seeing that the option given to the population is between rotten apple and ripen banana, as much when a person shows inked finger and feels proud to select one of them.

  3. Marcus Aurelius:

    Nothing important comes into being overnight; even grapes or figs need time to ripen. If you say that you want a fig now, I will tell you to be patient. First, you must allow the tree to flower, then put forth fruit; then you have to wait until the fruit is ripe. So if the fruit of a fig tree is not brought to maturity instantly or in an hour, how do you expect the human mind to come to fruition, so quickly and easily?

  4. Anuj Somany:

    They give an option between a rotten apple and a ripen banana and to make further fun, it is said by them that selecting one such fruit is good for everyone.

  5. Epictetus:

    No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.

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