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grow

grow

 
pronunciation:
gro
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
grow up
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: grows, growing, grew, grown
definition 1: to become larger by the process of natural development; increase.
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synonyms:
bud, burgeon, enlarge, expand, increase, wax
antonyms:
decline, decrease, ebb, shrink, wane
similar words:
accrue, accumulate, advance, augment, balloon, bloom, blossom, boom, develop, extend, germinate, intensify, luxuriate, magnify, mature, multiply, progress, pullulate, ripen, rise, sprout, swell
definition 2: to develop well; flourish.
This plant doesn't grow in the shade.
synonyms:
bloom, blossom, flourish, luxuriate, prosper, thrive
similar words:
advance, bud, burgeon, develop, progress, pullulate, sprout
definition 3: to gradually become.
The weather grew warmer.
synonyms:
become
similar words:
bud, evolve, get, go, progress, take, wax
definition 4: to arise or originate.
Her ideas grew from her experience.
synonyms:
develop, evolve, wax
similar words:
become, bloom, blossom, bud, burgeon, originate, pullulate, rise, spring, stem
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to make grow.
Farmers grow mainly corn in this region.
synonyms:
cultivate, nurture, produce, raise
similar words:
advance, augment, breed, culture, evolve, expand, extend, generate, magnify, mature, ripen, swell
definition 2: to allow to grow.
He wants to grow his hair long.
similar words:
cultivate
phrase: grow up
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