What is another word for fledge?

102 synonyms found


[ flˈɛd͡ʒ], [ flˈɛd‍ʒ], [ f_l_ˈɛ_dʒ]

Fledge is a verb that generally means to develop feathers or to teach or help a young bird learn to fly. Synonyms for fledge include grow, develop, mature and become fully fledged. Other related words include nurture, equip, train, prepare, instruct, and coach. These words connote the process of growth and development that allows an individual to become capable of independent functioning. In addition to birds, these words are also used to describe the growth and development of young animals, plants, and humans. Whether one is nurturing a young bird or helping another individual to mature and develop their full potential, these words convey the powerful process of growth and development.

How to use "Fledge" in context?

There are a few things any outdoors person needs to know about "fledge." The term refers to the practice of ascending a cliff or mountain by ascending smaller ledges or ridges between the larger ones. The smaller, access-edges are called "fledge stages."

When ascending a cliff or mountain, it's important to choose a route that is safe, comfortable, and allows for a swift and safe ascent. The craggy edge of a cliff or mountain can be hazardous, and can require hundreds of feet of climbing to gain a mere few feet of elevation.

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