Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb grow

10 senses of grow

Sense 1
turn, grow -- (pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 2
grow -- (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")
          Phrasal Verb-> grow up#1

Sense 3
grow -- (increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore")
       => develop -- (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time")

Sense 4
grow -- (cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard")
       => develop, make grow -- (cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple")

Sense 5
mature, maturate, grow -- (develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast")
       => develop -- (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time")

Sense 6
originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow -- (come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose")
       => become -- (come into existence; "What becomes has duration")

Sense 7
grow, raise, farm, produce -- (cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here")
       => cultivate -- (foster the growth of)

Sense 8
grow, develop, produce, get, acquire -- (come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 9
develop, grow -- (grow emotionally or mature; "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 10
grow -- (become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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