Definition of DEVELOP

verb : DEVELOP

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 9. (

    ) be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest; "The plot developed slowly" ;

  • 10. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) become technologically advanced; "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly" ;

  • 12. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 13. (

    ) generate gradually; "We must develop more potential customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone" ;

  • 14. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 15. (

    ) make visible by means of chemical solutions; "Please develop this roll of film for me" ;

  • 16. (

    ) superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry ;

  • 17. (

    ) move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions; "Spassky developed quickly" ;

  • 18. (

    ) move into a strategically more advantageous position; "develop the rook" ;

  • 19. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 21. (

    ) expand in the form of a series; "Develop the function in the following form" ;

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