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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rip·en /ˈraɪpən, ˈraɪpṃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rip·en v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ripened p. pr. & vb. n. Ripening.]
 1. To grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.
 2. To approach or come to perfection.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rip·en, v. t.
 1. To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.
 2. To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment.
 When faith and love, which parted from thee never,
 Had ripined thy iust soul to dwell with God.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit";
           "Age matures a good wine" [syn: mature]
      2: grow ripe; "The plums ripen in July"