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|Verb||1.||adolesce - become adolescent; pass through adolescence; "The children are beginning to adolesce around the age of 12"|
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"