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develop

 
Verb develop has 21 senses
  1. develop - make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation; "Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather"; "They developed a new technique"
    --1 is one way to
    create
    Derived form: noun development1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. evolve, germinate, develop - work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
    --2 is one way to create by mental act, create mentally
    Sample sentence:
    Did he develop his major works over a short period of time?
  3. develop, acquire, evolve - gain through experience; "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"
    --3 is one way to change
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. grow, develop, produce, get, acquire - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
    --4 is one way to change
    Derived form: noun development7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow - come into existence; take on form or shape; "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"
    --5 is one way to become
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  6. build up, develop - change the use of and make available or usable; "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"
    --6 is one way to better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived forms: noun development5, noun development4, noun developer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. explicate, formulate, develop - elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
    --7 is one way to speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. train, develop, prepare, educate - create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
    --8 is one way to teach, learn, instruct
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  9. develop - be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest; "The plot developed slowly";
    --9 is one way to
    happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
    Sample sentence:
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  10. develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "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"
    --10 is one way to
    grow
    Derived form: noun development7
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  11. modernize, modernise, develop - become technologically advanced; "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"
    --11 is one way to change
    Derived form: noun development1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  12. develop, make grow - cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
    --12 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  13. develop - generate gradually; "We must develop more potential customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone"
    --13 is one way to
    generate, bring forth
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  14. develop, grow - grow emotionally or mature; "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"
    --14 is one way to change
    Derived form: noun development2
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue develop
  15. develop - make visible by means of chemical solutions; "Please develop this roll of film for me"
    --15 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun development8, noun developer2, noun developing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  16. develop - superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
    --16 is one way to
    superimpose, superpose, lay over
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  17. develop - move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions; "Spassky developed quickly"
    --17 is one way to
    play
    Derived form: noun development6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  18. develop - move into a strategically more advantageous position; "develop the rook"
    --18 is one way to
    play
    Derived form: noun development6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  19. develop - 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"
    --19 is one way to
    complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  20. break, recrudesce, develop - happen; "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
    --20 is one way to happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
    Derived form: noun development3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  21. develop - expand in the form of a series; "Develop the function in the following form"
    --21 is one way to
    expand
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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