grow to (do something)

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grow to (do something)

To slowly begin to do something or feel a certain way over time. Ian annoyed me at first, but I really grew to like him as we spent more time together. Every young adult grows to want more freedom from their family—that's just how it is. Grandma grew to hate the cold and eventually moved to Florida.
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grow to do something

to gradually begin to do certain things, using verbs such as feel, know, like, need, respect, sense, suspect, think, want, wonder, etc. I grew to hate Bob over a period of years. As I grew to know Bob, I began to like him.
See also: grow
References in classic literature ?
Some we grow to love; some we smile upon and have a kindly feeling for, for although they are not fine folk, they are so very human we cannot help but like them; and some we do not like at all, for they are rude and rough, as the poet meant them to be.
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Geoff Wood said he believed the people of Kirkby would grow to love the sculptures.
ACAMPAIGN to encourage customers to 'grow to love' more fruit and veg has been launched offering fascinating facts and recipe tips.
Landscape architect Charles Jencks, who led the 2.5 million pound project, said that it would be an icon for the region and people "will grow to love her".
In the introductory letter written by the author (past the coloured stickers) she admits to loving reading as a child and hopes that we will grow to love Ugenia as much as she does.
His version charts a Scot's discovery of the haggis dish, and how they grow to love it as they grow older.
She'll know that, however unwelcome, she can always trust your honesty and grow to love you for it.
You grow to love the project so much that it doesn't even feel like work.
Once we get the usual cry from those who finish in a play-off position as opposed to an automatic promotion spot that it's unfair, I guarantee players and fans alike will grow to love the new format
Students can never grow to love America by reading [textbooks].
Children cannot grow to love the Mass if they miss half of it every Sunday.
He gives a sympathetic, but never maudlin, account of the joys and sorrows that come to the Kinsellas and those they grow to love.
EL-HADJI Diouf insists the Blackburn fans who once regarded him as their chief hate figure in football will soon grow to love him.
This will make possible the next step, which is for you to enjoy other people and to like them, and finally you will grow to love them more deeply."