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From Old Portuguese crecer, from Latin crēscere (to grow), present active infinitive of crēscō, from Proto-Italic *krēskō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱreh₁- (to grow, become bigger).



crescer (first-person singular present indicative cresço, past participle crescido)

  1. (intransitive) to grow (become bigger or taller)
    Infelizmente, o tumor cresceu bastante.
    Unfortunately, the tumor has gotten much bigger.
    Synonyms: expandir, aumentar
    Antonyms: decrescer, diminuir
  2. (intransitive) to grow up (to become older)
    A criança crescerá e tornar-se-á um adulto.
    The child will grow up and become an adult.
    Synonym: medrar
  3. (intransitive) to grow in number or extent
    A população romana cresceu durante o império.
    The Roman population grew during the empire.
    Synonyms: aumentar, multiplicar, multiplicar-se, expandir, subir
    Antonyms: decrescer, diminuir, baixar
  4. (intransitive) to become more important (within a group or context)
    Seus comentários fizeram-na crescer na política internacional.
    Her comments made her more notorious in international politics.



For quotations using this term, see Citations:crescer.

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