Associations to the word «Develop»


DEVELOP, verb. (intransitive) To change with a specific direction, progress.
DEVELOP, verb. (ambitransitive) To progress through a sequence of stages.
DEVELOP, verb. (transitive) To advance; to further; to promote the growth of.
DEVELOP, verb. (transitive) To create.
DEVELOP, verb. (transitive) To bring out images latent in photographic film.
DEVELOP, verb. (transitive) To acquire something usually over a period of time.
DEVELOP, verb. (chess) (transitive) To place one's pieces actively.
DEVELOP, verb. (snooker) (pool) To cause a ball to become more open and available to be played on later. Usually by moving it away from the cushion, or by opening a pack.
DEVELOP, verb. (math) To change the form of (an algebraic expression, etc.) by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.

Dictionary definition

DEVELOP, verb. 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".
DEVELOP, verb. Work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution".
DEVELOP, verb. 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, verb. 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, verb. 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".
DEVELOP, verb. 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, verb. Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis".
DEVELOP, verb. Create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future".
DEVELOP, verb. Be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest; "The plot developed slowly";.
DEVELOP, verb. 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, verb. Become technologically advanced; "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly".
DEVELOP, verb. 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, verb. Generate gradually; "We must develop more potential customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone".
DEVELOP, verb. 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".
DEVELOP, verb. Make visible by means of chemical solutions; "Please develop this roll of film for me".
DEVELOP, verb. Superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry.
DEVELOP, verb. Move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions; "Spassky developed quickly".
DEVELOP, verb. Move into a strategically more advantageous position; "develop the rook".
DEVELOP, verb. 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, verb. Happen; "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time".
DEVELOP, verb. Expand in the form of a series; "Develop the function in the following form".

Wise words

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