(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. mature, prepare, perfect, mellow, season, temper. See change, completion.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To mature]
Syn. grow up, come of age, mellow, reach perfection; see mature 1 .
2. [To grow]
Syn. develop, evolve, advance; see grow 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
mature, develop, grow, season, age, soften, mellow.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To bring or come to full development: age, develop, grow, maturate, mature, mellow. See YOUTH.

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