Definition of Develop

1. Verb. Make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation. "They developed a new technique"

Related verbs: Evolve, Germinate
Specialized synonyms: Build
Generic synonyms: Create
Derivative terms: Development



2. Verb. Work out. "Did he develop his major works over a short period of time?"; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
Exact synonyms: Evolve, Germinate
Generic synonyms: Create By Mental Act, Create Mentally
Derivative terms: Germ

3. Verb. Gain through experience. "Develop a passion for painting"
Exact synonyms: Acquire, Evolve
Related verbs: Acquire, Get, Grow, Produce, Explicate, Formulate
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Evolution

4. Verb. Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes). "Well-developed breasts"
Exact synonyms: Acquire, Get, Grow, Produce
Specialized synonyms: Feather, Fledge, Regrow, Spring, Sprout, Stock, Stool, Tiller, Leaf, Pod, Teethe, Pupate, Get Up, Work Up, Cut
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Acquire, Evolve
Derivative terms: Development, Getting

5. Verb. Come into existence; take on form or shape. "An interesting phenomenon uprose"
Exact synonyms: Arise, Grow, Originate, Rise, Spring Up, Uprise
Generic synonyms: Become
Specialized synonyms: Resurge, Come Forth, Emerge, Come, Follow, Swell, Well Up, Head
Derivative terms: Growth, Origin, Origination, Origination, Originative

6. Verb. Change the use of and make available or usable. "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"
Exact synonyms: Build Up
Specialized synonyms: Redevelop, Settle
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate
Related verbs: Make Grow, Modernise, Modernize, Educate, Prepare, Train
Derivative terms: Developer, Development, Development

7. Verb. Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses. "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
Exact synonyms: Explicate, Formulate
Related verbs: Acquire, Evolve
Generic synonyms: Conjecture, Hypothecate, Hypothesise, Hypothesize, Speculate, Suppose, Theorise, Theorize
Specialized synonyms: Mature, Redevelop, Reformulate
Derivative terms: Explication, Formulation

8. Verb. Create by training and teaching. "We develop the leaders for the future"

9. Verb. Be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest. "The plot developed slowly"

10. Verb. Grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment. "This situation has developed over a long time"

11. Verb. Become technologically advanced. "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"
Exact synonyms: Modernise, Modernize
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Build Up
Derivative terms: Development, Modernisation, Modernization

12. Verb. Cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development. "He developed a new kind of apple"
Exact synonyms: Make Grow
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Related verbs: Build Up
Causes: Grow
Specialized synonyms: Grow, Work Out, Work Up, Elaborate, Work Out, Foliate, Check, Condition, Discipline, Train

13. Verb. Generate gradually. "Develop a market for the new mobile phone"
Related verbs: Build Up, Acquire, Evolve
Specialized synonyms: Make
Generic synonyms: Bring Forth, Generate

14. Verb. Grow emotionally or mature. "Sam and Sue develop"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"
Exact synonyms: Grow
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Outgrow, Make
Derivative terms: Development

15. Verb. Make visible by means of chemical solutions. "Please develop this roll of film for me"
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking, Photography
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Solarise, Solarize, Underdevelop, Redevelop
Derivative terms: Developer, Developing, Development

16. Verb. Superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry.
Generic synonyms: Lay Over, Superimpose, Superpose

17. Verb. Move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions. "Spassky developed quickly"
Category relationships: Chess, Chess Game
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Development

18. Verb. Move into a strategically more advantageous position. "Develop the rook"
Category relationships: Chess, Chess Game
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Development

19. Verb. Elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme. "Develop the melody and change the key"
Generic synonyms: Complicate, Elaborate, Rarify, Refine
Related verbs: Acquire, Evolve, Explicate, Formulate

20. Verb. Happen. "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
Exact synonyms: Break, Recrudesce
Generic synonyms: Come About, Fall Out, Go On, Hap, Happen, Occur, Pass, Pass Off, Take Place
Also: Break Out, Break Through
Derivative terms: Development, Recrudescence

21. Verb. Expand in the form of a series. "Develop the function in the following form"
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Expand

Definition of Develop

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. 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.

Definition of Develop

1. Verb. (intransitive) To change with a specific direction, progress. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To progress through a sequence of stages. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To create. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To bring out images latent in photographic film. ¹

5. Verb. (context: Chess transitive) To place one's pieces actively. ¹

6. Verb. (context: snooker pool) To cause a ball to become more open and available to be played on later. Usually by moving it away from the cushion, or by opening a pack. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Develop

1. to bring to a more advanced or effective state [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Develop

1. 1. To go through a process of natural evolution or growth, by successive changes from a less perfect to a more perfect or more highly organised 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. "Nor poets enough to understand That life develops from within." (Mrs. Browning) 2. To become apparent gradually; as, a picture on sensitive paper develops on the application of heat; the plans of the conspirators develop. 1. 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. "These serve to develop its tenets." (Milner) "The 20th was spent in strengthening our position and developing the line of the enemy." (The Century) 2. To unfold gradually, as a flower from a bud; hence, to bring through a succession of states or stages, each of which is preparatory to the next; to form or expand by a process of growth; to cause to change gradually from an embryo, or a lower state, to a higher state or form of being; as, sunshine and rain develop the bud into a flower; to develop the mind. "The sound developed itself into a real compound." (J. Peile) "All insects . . . Acquire the jointed legs before the wings are fully developed." (Owen) 3. To advance; to further; to prefect; to make to increase; to promote the growth of. "We must develop our own resources to the utmost." (Jowett (Thucyd)) 4. To change the form of, as of an algebraic expression, by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value. 5. To cause to become visible, as an invisible or latent image upon plate, by submitting it to chemical agents; to bring to view. To develop a curved surface on a place, to produce on the plane an equivalent surface, as if by rolling the curved surface so that all parts shall successively touch the plane. Synonym: To uncover, unfold, evolve, promote, project, lay open, disclose, exhibit, unravel, disentangle. Origin: F. Developer; de- (L. Dis-) + OF. Voluper, voleper, to envelop, perh. From L. Volup agreeably, delightfully, and hence orig, to make agreeable or comfortable by enveloping, to keep snug (cf. Voluptuous); or. Perh. Fr. A derivative of volvere, volutum, to roll (cf. Devolve). Cf. Envelop Alternative forms: develope. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Develop

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1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1903)
"His companions absorb from the college boy's atmosphere that which, makes them want to develop their own resources and possibilities. ..."

2. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1905)
"HOW CAN WE develop A GROWING CONSCIOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH? ... What is to develop must begin, and we must not look to a later stage to ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1907)
"How Best to develop Character in Children AMY E. TANNER, WILSON COLLEGE, CHAMBERSBURG, PA. T is difficult to answer such a question as this completely, ..."

4. The Montessori method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori, Henry Wyman Holmes (1912)
"To stimulate life,— leaving it then free to develop, to unfold,— herein lies the first task of the educator. In such a delicate task, a great art must ..."

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