age - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb 

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/eɪdʒ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyage
he/she/itages
present participleaging
past tenseaged
past participleaged
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to look or seem older

    Her father had aged dramatically since she had last seen him.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to make someone look or seem older

      The sun had prematurely aged him.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to become older

    As you age, your skin becomes less elastic.

    She has aged well (=still looks attractive or young).

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] if wine ages or you age it, its taste improves because it is kept for some time
  4. 4
    [transitive] British to calculate or guess the age of something

    It is now possible to age a tree without cutting it down.