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Definition 1: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) - [verb of body]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He grew a beard
  • The patient developed abdominal pains
  • I got funny spots all over my body
  • Well-developed breasts

Synonyms for develop in the sense of this definition

(develop is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of develop ) grow feathers

"The young sparrows are fledging already"

(... is a kind of develop ) have grow through the gums

"The baby cut a tooth"

(... is a kind of develop ) develop

"we worked up an as of an appetite"

(... is a kind of develop ) develop into a pupa

"the insect larva pupate"

(... is a kind of develop ) grow teeth; cut the baby teeth

"The little one is teething now"

(... is a kind of develop ) produce pods, of plants

(... is a kind of develop ) produce leaves, of plants

(... is a kind of develop ) grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers

(... is a kind of develop ) put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

"the plant sprouted early this year"

(... is a kind of develop ) develop suddenly

"The tire sprang a leak"

(... is a kind of develop ) grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption

"parts of the trunk of this tree can regrow" "some invertebrates can regrow limbs or their tail after they lost it due to an injury"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 2: grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment - [verb of change]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(develop is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

(... is a kind of develop ) become different during development

"cells differentiate"

(... is a kind of develop ) bring forth a spike or spikes

"my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"

(... is a kind of develop ) produce or yield flowers

"The cherry tree bloomed"

(... is a kind of develop ) develop or come to a promising stage

"Youth blossomed into maturity"

(... is a kind of develop ) grow under conditions that promote development

(... is a kind of develop ) form or accumulate steadily

"Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly" "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

(... is a kind of develop ) become adolescent; pass through adolescence

"The children are beginning to adolesce around the age of 12"

(... is a kind of develop ) undergo development or evolution

"Modern man evolved a long time ago"

(... is a kind of develop ) develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation

"He matured fast" "The child grew fast"

(... is a kind of develop ) develop in a positive way

"He progressed well in school" "My plants are coming along" "Plans are shaping up"

(... is a kind of develop ) begin to seem older; get older

"The death of his wife caused him to age fast"

(... is a kind of develop ) grow old or older

"She aged gracefully" "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "Young men senesce"

(... is a kind of develop ) increase in size by natural process

"Corn doesn't grow here" "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees" "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"

(... is a kind of develop ) lose specialization in form or function

(... is a kind of develop ) develop buds

"The hibiscus is budding!"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest

"The plot developed slowly"

Definition 3: cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development - [verb of change]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The perfect climate here develops the grain
  • He developed a new kind of apple

Synonyms for develop in the sense of this definition

(develop is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of develop ) cause to grow or develop

"He grows vegetables in his backyard"

(... is a kind of develop ) come up with

"His colleagues worked out his interesting idea" "We worked up an ad for our client"

(... is a kind of develop ) work out in detail

"elaborate a plan"

(... is a kind of develop ) grow leaves

"the tree foliated in Spring"

(... is a kind of develop ) develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

"Parents must discipline their children" "Is this dog trained?"

(develop causes ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

(develop causes ...) 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"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 4: happen - [verb of change]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Report the news as it develops
  • These political movements recrudesce from time to time

Synonyms for develop in the sense of this definition

(develop is a kind of ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest

"The plot developed slowly"

Definition 5: change the use of and make available or usable - [verb of change]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • develop land
  • The country developed its natural resources
  • The remote areas of the country were gradually built up

Synonyms for develop in the sense of this definition

(develop is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of develop ) change the plans for the use of (land)

(... is a kind of develop ) establish or develop as a residence

"He settled the farm 200 years ago" "This land was settled by Germans"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) become technologically advanced

"Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace" "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) create by training and teaching

"The old master is training world-class violinists" "we develop the leaders for the future"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) generate gradually

"We must develop more potential customers" "develop a market for the new mobile phone"

Definition 6: be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest - [verb of change]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The plot developed slowly

(develop is a kind of ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) happen

"Report the news as it develops" "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 7: gain through experience - [verb of change]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for develop in the sense of this definition

(develop is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

"Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) generate gradually

"We must develop more potential customers" "develop a market for the new mobile phone"

Definition 8: become technologically advanced - [verb of change]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace
  • Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly

Synonyms for develop in the sense of this definition

(develop is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 9: grow emotionally or mature - [verb of change]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for develop in the sense of this definition

(develop is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of develop ) grow too large or too mature for

"I have outgrown these clothes" "She outgrew her childish habits"

(... is a kind of develop ) develop into

"He will make a splendid father!"

Definition 10: expand in the form of a series - [verb of change]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Develop the function in the following form

(develop is a kind of ...) make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity

"expand the house by adding another wing"

(develop belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 11: elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme - [verb of change]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • develop the melody and change the key

(develop is a kind of ...) make more complex, intricate, or richer

"refine a design or pattern"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

"Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

Definition 12: create by training and teaching - [verb of cognition]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The old master is training world-class violinists
  • we develop the leaders for the future

Synonyms for develop in the sense of this definition

(develop is a kind of ...) impart skills or knowledge to

"I taught them French" "He instructed me in building a boat"

(... is a kind of develop ) teach new skills

"We must retrain the linguists who cannot find employment"

(... is a kind of develop ) train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons

(... is a kind of develop ) train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house

(... is a kind of develop ) train (a small child) to use the toilet

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession

"She is training to be a teacher" "He trained as a legal aid"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) educate for a future role or function

"He is grooming his son to become his successor" "The prince was prepared to become King one day" "They trained him to be a warrior"

Definition 13: elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses - [verb of communication]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Could you develop the ideas in your thesis

Synonyms for develop in the sense of this definition

(develop is a kind of ...) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

"Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

(... is a kind of develop ) develop and work out fully in one's mind

"I need to mature my thoughts"

(... is a kind of develop ) formulate or develop again, of an improved theory or hypothesis

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 14: move into a strategically more advantageous position - [verb of competition]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • develop the rook

(develop is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions

"Spassky developed quickly"

(develop belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 15: move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions - [verb of competition]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Spassky developed quickly

(develop is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) move into a strategically more advantageous position

"develop the rook"

(develop belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 16: superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry - [verb of contact]

(develop is a kind of ...) place on top of

"can you superimpose the two images?"

Definition 17: work out - [verb of creation]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We have developed a new theory of evolution

Synonyms for develop in the sense of this definition

(develop is a kind of ...) create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 18: make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation - [verb of creation]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather
  • They developed a new technique

(develop is a kind of ...) bring into existence

"The company was created 25 years ago" "He created a new movement in painting"

(... is a kind of develop ) give form to, according to a plan

"build a modern nation" "build a million-dollar business"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) work out

"We have developed a new theory of evolution"

Definition 19: generate gradually - [verb of creation]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We must develop more potential customers
  • develop a market for the new mobile phone

(develop is a kind of ...) bring into existence

"The new manager generated a lot of problems" "The computer bug generated chaos in the office" "The computer generated this image" "The earthquake generated a tsunami"

(... is a kind of develop ) favor the development of

"Practice makes the winner"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 20: make visible by means of chemical solutions - [verb of perception]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please develop this roll of film for me

(develop is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of develop ) reverse some of the tones of (a negative or print) and introduce pronounced outlines of highlights, by exposing it briefly to light, then washing and redeveloping it

(... is a kind of develop ) process (a film or photographic plate) less than the required time or in an ineffective solution or at an insufficiently high temperature

"These photos are underdeveloped"

(... is a kind of develop ) develop for a second time, in order to improve the contrast, colour, etc., of a negative or print

(develop belongs to category ...) the act of taking and printing photographs

(develop belongs to category ...) the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces

Definition 21: come into existence; take on form or shape - [verb of stative]

Samples where develop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for develop in the sense of this definition

(develop is a kind of ...) come into existence

"What becomes has duration"

(... is a kind of develop ) rise again

"His need for a meal resurged" "The candidate resurged after leaving politics for several years"

(... is a kind of develop ) happen or occur as a result of something

(... is a kind of develop ) to be the product or result

"Melons come from a vine" "Understanding comes from experience"

(... is a kind of develop ) come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)

"Strong emotions welled up" "Smoke swelled from it"

(... is a kind of develop ) take its rise

"These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"

(develop has a similar meaning as ...) be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest

"The plot developed slowly"

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