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Definition of Ripen

Ripen

  1. To grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.
  2. To approach or come to perfection.
  3. To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.
  4. To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment.

Ripen Quotations

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Galileo Galilei

No greater 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.
Epictetus

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
Brigitte Bardot

The age I'm at now, you go from being a young girl to suddenly you blossom into a woman. You ripen, you know? And then you start to rot.
Liv Tyler

Nothing great 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.
Epictetus
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Ripen Translations

ripen in Dutch is rijp worden, rijpen
ripen in French is muris, murir, murissent, murissons, murissez
ripen in German is reifst, reifen
ripen in Spanish is madurar
ripen in Swedish is mogna
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