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ˈraɪ pənripen

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ripen, matureverb

    cause to ripen or develop fully

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

  2. ripenverb

    grow ripe

    "The plums ripen in July"

Wiktionary

  1. ripenverb

    to grow ripe; to become mature, as in botany: grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.

  2. ripenverb

    To approach or come to perfection.

  3. ripenverb

    To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.

  4. ripenverb

    To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment.

    When faith and love, which parted from thee never, Had ripined thy iust soul to dwell with God. --Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ripenverb

    to grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun

  2. Ripenverb

    to approach or come to perfection

  3. Ripenverb

    to cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn

  4. Ripenverb

    to mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment

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  1. Ripen

    Ripen is the second studio album by singer/songwriter Shawn McDonald on Sparrow Records.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ripen in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ripen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ripen in a Sentence

  1. Tannwen Mount:

    Most farmers have planted varieties that are going to ripen over time, so folks can come back and pick throughout the season.

  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. Chalmers Carr:

    A peach [ that ] is good today is not good tomorrow. That's how quick things ripen.

  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. 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?

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