Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To grow toward maturity.

Usage examples (8)
  • The children are beginning to adolesce around the age of 12
  • In fiction, adolescents who never successfully adolesce become annoying.
  • I was lucky to adolesce in the late 1960s, helped by a television show called, "The Newlywed Game."
  • At least part of a child's training must include the information and inspiration he needs to adolesce well. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.