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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
grow (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to spring up and develop to maturity
b) to be able to grow in some place or situation - trees that grow in the tropics
c) to assume some relation through or as if through a process of natural - growth ferns growing from the rocks
2.
a) to increase in size by assimilation of material into the living organism or by accretion of material in a nonbiological process (as crystallization)
b) - increase expand grows in wisdom
3.
to develop from a parent source - the book grew out of a series of lectures
4.
a) to pass into a condition - become grew pale
b) to have an increasing influence - habit grows on a person
transitive verb
c) to become increasingly acceptable or attractive - didn't like it at first, but it grew on him
1.
a) to cause to grow - grow wheat
b) to let grow on the body - grew a beard
2.
to promote the development of - start a business and grow it successfully J. L. Deckter
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
grow (verb)
1.
to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care
SYNONIMS:
crop, cultivate, culture, dress, promote, raise, rear, tend
RELATED WORDS:
breed, produce, propagate; plant, sow; gather, glean, harvest, reap; germinate, quicken, ripen, root, sprout
NEAR ANTONYMS:
kill; dig, extirpate, pick, pluck, pull (up), uproot; cut, hay, mow
grow (verb)
2.
to become mature
SYNONIMS:
age, develop, grow, grow up, progress, ripen
RELATED WORDS:
mellow, soften; bloom, blossom, burgeon ( bourgeon), flourish, flower; open, unfold; advance, evolve; get along, get on, gray ( 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
grow (verb)
3.
to eventually have as a state or quality
SYNONIMS:
come, get, go, grow, run, turn, wax
RELATED WORDS:
alter, change, metamorphose, modify, mutate, transfigure, transform, transmute
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abide, be, continue, linger, remain, stay
grow (verb)
to gradually increase in
SYNONIMS:
build up, gather, grow (in), pick up
RELATED WORDS:
double (in), triple (in); accrue, accumulate, amass; excite, stimulate; enhance, enlarge, enrich, expand, extend, maximize; boost, elevate, jack (up), mount, ramp (up), step up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abate, decline (in), diminish (in), dip, dwindle, fall (in), lessen, taper, taper off
decrease (in), lose
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