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

2 senses of ripen

Sense 1
ripen, mature -- (cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
ripen -- (grow ripe; "The plums ripen in July")
       => mature, maturate, grow -- (develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast")

Antonyms of adj ripened

1 sense of ripened

Sense 1
aged, ripened -- (of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable); "mature well-aged cheeses")

INDIRECT (VIA ripe) -> green, unripe, unripened, immature -- (not fully developed or mature; not ripe; "unripe fruit"; "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood")

Similarity of adj ripened

1 sense of ripened

Sense 1
aged, ripened -- (of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable); "mature well-aged cheeses")
       => ripe (vs. green), mature -- (fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines")

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