Definitions for develop

Definitions for (verb) develop

Main entry: grow, get, acquire, produce, develop

Definition: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

Usage: He grew a beard; The patient developed abdominal pains; I got funny spots all over my body; Well-developed breasts

Main entry: develop, build up

Definition: change the use of and make available or usable

Usage: develop land; The country developed its natural resources; The remote areas of the country were gradually built up

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Definition: expand in the form of a series

Usage: Develop the function in the following form

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Definition: grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

Usage: 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

Main entry: make grow, develop

Definition: cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

Usage: The perfect climate here develops the grain; He developed a new kind of apple

Main entry: break, develop, recrudesce

Definition: happen

Usage: Report the news as it develops; These political movements recrudesce from time to time

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Definition: be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest

Usage: The plot developed slowly;

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Definition: elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme

Usage: develop the melody and change the key

Main entry: develop, modernise, modernize

Definition: become technologically advanced

Usage: Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace; Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly

Main entry: grow, develop

Definition: grow emotionally or mature

Usage: The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten; When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior

Main entry: develop, acquire, evolve

Definition: gain through experience

Usage: I acquired a strong aversion to television; Children must develop a sense of right and wrong; Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position; develop a passion for painting

Main entry: prepare, train, develop, educate

Definition: create by training and teaching

Usage: The old master is training world-class violinists; we develop the leaders for the future

Main entry: develop, formulate, explicate

Definition: elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

Usage: Could you develop the ideas in your thesis

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Definition: move into a strategically more advantageous position

Usage: develop the rook

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Definition: move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions

Usage: Spassky developed quickly

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Definition: superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry

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Definition: generate gradually

Usage: We must develop more potential customers; develop a market for the new mobile phone

Main entry: germinate, evolve, develop

Definition: work out

Usage: We have developed a new theory of evolution

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Definition: make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation

Usage: Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather; They developed a new technique

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Definition: make visible by means of chemical solutions

Usage: Please develop this roll of film for me

Main entry: grow, arise, originate, spring up, develop, uprise, rise

Definition: come into existence; take on form or shape

Usage: A new religious movement originated in that country; a love that sprang up from friendship; the idea for the book grew out of a short story; An interesting phenomenon uprose

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