Complete Definition of "ripen"

English
Pronunciation
\Rip"enVerb
en-verb
#intransitive to grow ripe; to become mature, as in botany: grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.
#intransitive To approach or come to perfection.
#transitive To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.
#transitive 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.
Translations
Slovene: zoreti (1)
Spanish: madurar (1), colorear
Italian: maturare (1)

Category:English ergative verbs

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