(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. ripe, developed, full-grown, adult. —v. i. ripen, develop, grow up. See age, completion, change, preparation, oldness.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Adult]
Syn. adult, full-grown, middle-aged, prime, grown, grown-up, of age, in full bloom, full-fledged, in one's prime, womanly, manly, matronly, older, developed, prepared, settled, sedate, experienced, seasoned, knowledgeable, sophisticated; see also experienced , matured , ripe 2 .
Ant. juvenile, young*, immature.
2. [Ripe]
Syn. ready, seasoned, perfected; see mellow 1 , ripe 1 , 2 .
3. [Considered]
Syn. thought about, reasoned, seasoned; see considered 1 , thoughtful 1 .
See Synonym Study at ripe . v.
1. [To come to maturity]
Syn. grow up, become a man, become a woman, come of age, reach adulthood, become experienced, settle down, become full-blown, ripen into, ripen, reach perfection, become prime, attain majority, culminate, become wise, become perfected, grow skilled, fill out; see also age 1 , develop 1 .
2. [To grow]
Syn. ripen, mellow, evolve; see grow 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
grow, season, develop, ripen, bloom, flower, *come of age, grow up, evolve, settle down, mellow.
1. adult fully grown, full-grown, full-fledged, ripened, in bloom, seasoned, developed, in one's prime.
2. wise and experienced seasoned, practiced, responsible, dependable, independent, self-sufficient, settled.
ANT.: 1. immature, juvenile, young. 2. immature, dependent, callow
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective Having reached full growth and development: adult, big, developed, full-blown, full-fledged, full-grown, grown, grown-up, ripe. Idiom: of age. See YOUTH. II verb To bring or come to full development: age, develop, grow, maturate, mellow, ripen. See YOUTH.

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