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grow (make grow)

Definition:

to cause to grow or develop

Class:

change verb (size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.)

Related to:

grower | growing | growth

Past tense:

grew

Past participle:

grown

Present participle:

growing

3rd-person singular present:

grows

Type of:

develop » change

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

He grows vegetables in his backyard

Etymology:

Old English growan (of plants) "to grow, flourish, increase, develop, get...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of grow...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

grow | intr [synonym, sense-specific]

(of an organism or part of an organism) to increase in size or develop (hair, leaves, or other structures) | intr; usually followed by out of or from ... (27 of 765 words, 10 definitions, 21 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grow

Macmillan British Dictionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | growing [present participle] | grows [3rd-person singular present] | something does not grow on trees | grow a beard/moustache | grow to love/hate/understand etc something

[intransitive] if children or animals grow, they become taller or larger | [intransitive] if plants or trees grow, they develop and get larger or ... (23 of 578 words, 11 definitions, 32 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grow

Oxford Dictionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | grow on trees | grow apart | grow away from | grow into | grow on | grow out | ...

(of a living thing) undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically | [plants] germinate and develop | cause (plants) to ... (21 of 497 words, 20 definitions, 28 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/grow

American Heritage Dictionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [present participle] | growing [3rd-person singular present] | grow into | grow up | on [sense-specific] | grower [noun, related] | growingly [adverb, related] | ...

To increase in size by a natural process. | To expand; gain | To increase in amount or degree; intensify | To develop and reach maturity. | To be ... (25 of 410 words, 13 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grow

Random House Dictionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | growing [present participle] | Grow | growed [non-standard, past tense] | Grow, Galusha Aaron [sense-specific] | Galusha Aaron Grow [sense-specific] | grow into [sense-specific] | ...

to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance. | to form and increase ... (24 of 331 words, 15 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/grow

Merriam-Webster:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | growing [present participle] | crop [synonym, sense-specific] | cultivate [synonym, sense-specific] | culture [synonym, sense-specific] | dress [synonym, sense-specific] | promote [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to spring up and develop to maturity ; to be able to grow in some place or ... | to increase in size by assimilation of material into the living ... (29 of 325 words, 6 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/grow

Wiktionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | growing [present participle] | grows [3rd-person singular present] | shrink [antonym, sense-specific]

[ergative] To become bigger. | [intransitive] To appear or sprout. | [transitive] To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants. | [copulative] To assume a condition or quality over time. (31 of 184 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/grow

Cambridge Dictionary:

grow [entry 1] | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle]

to increase in size or amount, or to become more advanced or developed | If your hair or nails grow, or if you grow them, they become longer | If a ... (29 of 151 words, 4 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grow 1

grow [entry 2] | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | grow tired/old/calm, etc. | grow tired, etc. | grow old, etc. | grow calm, etc. | grow to do something

"grow tired/old/calm, etc.": to gradually become tired/old/calm, etc | "grow to do sth ": to gradually start to do something (19 of 42 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grow 2

New World Dictionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [present participle] | grower [noun, related]

to come into being or be produced naturally; spring up; sprout | to exist as living vegetation; thrive | to increase in size and develop toward ... (24 of 148 words, 10 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grow

Wikipedia:

Grow [disambiguation]

may refer to: Grow, a company specialising in web development, eCommerce and online marketing. | Growth, an increase in some quantity over time or a measure of some principal | GROW, a non-profit peer support and mutual aid organization for recovery... (39 of 148 words, 10 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Grow

Britannica Encyclopedia:

growth [biology]

the increases in cell size and number that take place during the life history of an organism. The process of growth Table Of Contents Growth is seldom ... (27 of 908 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/247218​/growth

Encarta Dictionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | growing [present participle] | grows [3rd-person singular present]

to become larger in size through natural development | to expand or become more developed or intense | to be capable of developing naturally and ... (23 of 262 words, 8 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615582​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

grow

Origin: Old English growan (of plants) "to grow, flourish, increase, develop, get bigger" (class VII strong verb; past tense greow, past ... (20 of 107 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=grow

New World Dictionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [present participle]

Origin: Middle English growen from Old English growan, akin to Old Norse grōa, Old High German gruoen from Indo-European base ... (19 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grow

Wiktionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | growing [present participle] | grows [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English growen, from Old English grōwan ("to grow, increase, flourish, germinate"), from Proto-Germanic *grōaną ("to grow, grow green"), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreH1- ("to grow, become green").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/grow

Oxford Dictionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle]

Origin: Old English grōwan (originally referring chiefly to plants), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch groeien, also to "grass" and "green"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/grow

Collins Dictionary:

grow

Origin: Old English grōwan; related to Old Norse grōa, Old Frisian grōia, Old High German gruoen; see green, grass

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grow

Merriam-Webster:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | growing [present participle]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English grōwan; akin to Old High German gruowan to grow

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/grow

American Heritage Dictionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [present participle] | growing [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English growen, from Old English grōwan; see ghrē- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grow

Encarta Dictionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | growing [present participle] | grows [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old English grōwan from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615582​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | growing [present participle] | grows [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "grow"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/grow

Collins Dictionary:

grow

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "grow"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grow

Macmillan British Dictionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | growing [present participle] | grows [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "grow"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grow

Macmillan American Dictionary:

grow [verb] | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | growing [present participle] | grows [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "grow"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/grow

Cambridge Dictionary:

grow [entry 1] | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "grow"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "grow"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grow 1

the Free Dictionary:

grow

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "grow"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "grow"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "grow" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/grow

Google Dictionary:

grow | grew [past tense] | grown [past participle] | growing [present participle] | grows [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "grow"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

grow

Audio: North American pronunciation of "grow"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=grow​0001 word=grow

YourDictionary Audio:

grow

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "grow" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

grow

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "grow" by speech synthesizer

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