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develop

verb

1 develop

Make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation.

Dutch: ontwikkelen



2 develop

Work out:
— We have developed a new theory of evolution.

synonyms: evolve, germinate.

Roget 313: counter-rotate, evolve; unfold, unroll, unwind, uncoil, untwist, unfurl, untwine, unravel; untangle, disentangle; develop.    ... show more

3 develop

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.

synonyms: acquire, evolve.

4 develop

Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes):
— The patient developed abdominal pains.
— Well-developed breasts.

synonyms: acquire, get, grow, produce.

Roget 161: produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture; weave, ... show more

Dutch: ontwikkelen

5 develop

Come into existence; take on form or shape.

synonyms: arise, grow, originate, rise, spring up, uprise.

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Dutch: komen, ontspinnen, ontspringen, ontspruiten, stammen, teruggaan, voortkomen, voortspruiten, wortelen

6 develop

Change the use of and make available or usable:
— Develop land.
— The country developed its natural resources.

synonym: build up.

7 develop

Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses:
— Could you develop the ideas in your thesis.

synonyms: explicate, formulate.

8 develop

Create by training and teaching:
— We develop the leaders for the future.

synonyms: educate, prepare, train.

Dutch: opleiden, scholen

9 develop

Be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest.

10 develop

Grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment.

Dutch: ontplooien, ontwikkelen, rijpen, uitgroeien

11 develop

Become technologically advanced:
— Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace.

synonyms: modernise, modernize.

12 develop

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

13 develop

Generate gradually.

14 develop

Grow emotionally or mature:
— The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten.

synonym: grow.

15 develop

Make visible by means of chemical solutions.

16 develop

Superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry.

17 develop

Move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions.

Dutch: ontwikkelen

18 develop

Move into a strategically more advantageous position.

19 develop

Elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme.

20 develop

Happen:
— Report the news as it develops.

synonyms: break, recrudesce.

21 develop

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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