crescer

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From Old Portuguese crecer, from Latin crēscere (to grow), present active infinitive of crēscō, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreH₁-.

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

  1. to grow (become bigger, older, or taller)
    A criança crescerá e tornar-se-á um adulto.
    The child will grow and become an adult.
  2. to grow in number; to become more numerous
    A população romana cresceu durante o império.
    The Roman population grew during the empire.
  3. to become more important within a group or context
    Com os milagres da cabaça e da sandalha, Brian cresce dentro da Frente Popular do Povo da Judeia.
    With the gourd and sandal miracles, Brian becomes more important within the Popular People’s Front of Judaea.

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