Make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation.
— We have developed a new theory of evolution.
Gain through experience:
— Children must develop a sense of right and wrong.
— Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position.
— Develop a passion for painting.
Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes):
— The patient developed abdominal pains.
— Well-developed breasts.
Come into existence; take on form or shape.
Dutch: komen, ontspinnen, ontspringen, ontspruiten, stammen, teruggaan, voortkomen, voortspruiten, wortelen
Change the use of and make available or usable:
— Develop land.
— The country developed its natural resources.
synonym: build up.
Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses:
— Could you develop the ideas in your thesis.
Create by training and teaching:
— We develop the leaders for the future.
Dutch: opleiden, scholen
Be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest.
Grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment.
Dutch: ontplooien, ontwikkelen, rijpen, uitgroeien
Become technologically advanced:
— Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace.
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.
synonym: make grow.
Dutch: ontplooien, ontwikkelen
Grow emotionally or mature:
— The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten.
Make visible by means of chemical solutions.
Superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry.
Move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions.
Move into a strategically more advantageous position.
Elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme.
Expand in the form of a series.
Moby thesaurus: accrue, accumulate, achieve, acquire, actualize, add to, advance, affect, age, aggrandize, ameliorate, amend, amplify, appear, appreciate, apprentice, arise, attain, attain majority, attend ... show more.
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