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  • v. To commence or progress through adolescence.

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  • v. become adolescent; pass through adolescence


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  • I was lucky to adolesce in the late 1960s, helped by a television show called, "The Newlywed Game."

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  • At least part of a child's training must include the information and inspiration he needs to adolesce well.

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  • In fiction, adolescents who never successfully adolesce become annoying.

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  • In real life, adolescents who never successfully adolesce become single twenty-somethings who mooch off their parents and spend all their money on fancy electronics.

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  • Many modern tales of adolescence are bad precisely because none of the characters actually adolesce -- that is, become adults.

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