1 mature, matured, seasoned, (fully) grown, (well-)ripened, developed, mellow, ready, fit, US (fully) aged, well-aged:
The grapes are ripe for picking.
2 prepared, ready, fit, appropriate, experienced, veteran, seasoned, sage, wise, sophisticated, mature, informed, qualified, dependable, reliable:
Henry is ripe in judgement and understanding.
3 ripe for.
(a) timely, opportune, propitious, favourable, auspicious, ideal, right, suitable, apt, proper, suitably advanced:
Is the time yet ripe for another revival of Heartbreak House ?
(b) ready, eager, enthusiastic, prepared, fit, ready, in readiness:
The mob is ripe for revolt.
be, feel, look, smell, taste
a really ripe strawberry
| fully, perfectly, quite
Make sure the plums are fully ripe before you eat them.
Some of the apples were notquite ripe.
| almost, just about, nearly
The crops were just aboutripe.
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