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develop

verb (v)

  • make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather.
    They developed a new technique.
    source: wordnet30
  • work out (verb.creation)
    Synonym: evolve, germinate
    Example:
    We have developed a new theory of evolution.
    source: wordnet30
  • gain through experience (verb.change)
    Synonym: acquire, evolve
    Example:
    Children must develop a sense of right and wrong.
    Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position.
    Develop a passion for painting.
    source: wordnet30
  • come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) (verb.body)
    Synonym: acquire, get, grow, produce
    Example:
    The patient developed abdominal pains.
    Well-developed breasts.
    source: wordnet30
  • come into existence; take on form or shape (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • change the use of and make available or usable (verb.change)
    Synonym: build up
    Example:
    Develop land.
    The country developed its natural resources.
    source: wordnet30
  • elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses (verb.communication)
    Synonym: explicate, formulate
    Example:
    Could you develop the ideas in your thesis.
    source: wordnet30
  • create by training and teaching (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: educate, prepare, train
    Example:
    We develop the leaders for the future.
    source: wordnet30
  • be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest (verb.change)
    Example:
    The plot developed slowly.
    source: wordnet30
  • grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment (verb.change)
    Example:
    A flower developed on the branch.
    The country developed into a mighty superpower.
    The embryo develops into a fetus.
    This situation has developed over a long time.
    source: wordnet30
  • become technologically advanced (verb.change)
    Synonym: modernise, modernize
    Example:
    Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development (verb.change)
    Synonym: make grow
    Example:
    The perfect climate here develops the grain.
    He developed a new kind of apple.
    source: wordnet30
  • generate gradually (verb.creation)
    Example:
    We must develop more potential customers.
    Develop a market for the new mobile phone.
    source: wordnet30
  • grow emotionally or mature (verb.change)
    Synonym: grow
    Example:
    The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten.
    source: wordnet30
  • make visible by means of chemical solutions (verb.perception)
    Example:
    Please develop this roll of film for me.
    source: wordnet30
  • superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions (verb.competition)
    Example:
    Spassky developed quickly.
    source: wordnet30
  • move into a strategically more advantageous position (verb.competition)
    Example:
    Develop the rook.
    source: wordnet30
  • elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme (verb.change)
    Example:
    Develop the melody and change the key.
    source: wordnet30
  • happen (verb.change)
    Example:
    Report the news as it develops.
    source: wordnet30
  • expand in the form of a series (verb.change)
    Example:
    Develop the function in the following form.
    source: wordnet30
  • To free from that which infolds or envelops; to unfold; to lay open by degrees or in detail; to make visible or known; to disclose; to produce or give forth; as, to develop theories; a motor that develops 100 horse power. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To go through a process of natural evolution or growth, by successive changes from a less perfect to a more perfect or more highly organized state; to advance from a simpler form of existence to one more complex either in structure or function; as, a blossom develops from a bud; the seed develops into a plant; the embryo develops into a well-formed animal; the mind develops year by year. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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