grow to

get to

grow to

You use get to or grow to in front of another verb to say that someone gradually starts to have a particular attitude or feeling. Grow to is more formal than get to.

I got to like the idea after a while.
I grew to dislike working for him.

You also use get to to say that someone gradually starts to know or realize something.

I got to understand it more as I grew older.
You'll enjoy college when you get to know a few people.

If you get to do something, you have the opportunity to do it.

They get to stay in nice hotels.
We don't get to see each other very often.
References in classic literature ?
The first thing I've got to do,' said Alice to herself, as she wandered about in the wood, `is to grow to my right size again; and the second thing is to find my way into that lovely garden.
These goats will grow to adults to produce the unique Appalachian flavors of Dark Cove Goat Cheese.
A: Hibiscus, by nature, are arboreal plants and will grow to a height of 20 feet when left unpruned.
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage (Times Books, Ran-House, 1999) ordains that "The newer usage of grow to mean expand (grow the business; grow revenue) is business jargon, best resisted.
This condition can be treated with injections of growth hormone, which allow kids to grow to a normal height.
According to Strategies Unlimited, the market for III-nitride-based LEDs will surpass $4B in 2006 and expected to grow to $10B in five years.
Where indoor trees or tall floor plants - which grow to 6 feet or more - are concerned, the specimens of choice would be dragon trees (also known as Dracaenas or corn plants) and palms.
As trees they can grow to 25 feet in height, but as shrubs they usually peak out at 15.
Mature trees grow to large sizes -- up to 25 meters tall and 2 meters in diameter -- thus becoming vulnerable to high winds.
Cuphea micropetala has flowers that are similar to - but twice the size of - the cigar plant's; it may grow to over 6 feet tall.