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Definitions of develop:
  • verb:   make visible by means of chemical solutions
    Example: "Please develop this roll of film for me"
  • verb:   expand in the form of a series
    Example: "Develop the function in the following form"
  • verb:   grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
    Example: "A flower developed on the branch"
  • verb:   cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
    Example: "The perfect climate here develops the grain"
  • verb:   be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest
    Example: "The plot developed slowly"
  • verb:   elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme
    Example: "Develop the melody and change the key"
  • verb:   grow emotionally or mature
    Example: "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"
  • verb:   gain through experience
    Example: "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"
  • verb:   move into a strategically more advantageous position
    Example: "Develop the rook"
  • verb:   move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
    Example: "Spassky developed quickly"
  • verb:   superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
  • verb:   generate gradually
    Example: "We must develop more potential customers"
  • verb:   make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
    Example: "Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather"
  • verb:   create by training and teaching
    Example: "We develop the leaders for the future"
  • verb:   come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
    Example: "The patient developed abdominal pains"
  • verb:   change the use of and make available or usable
    Example: "Develop land"
  • verb:   happen
    Example: "Report the news as it develops"
  • verb:   become technologically advanced
    Example: "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"
  • verb:   elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
    Example: "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
  • verb:   work out
    Example: "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
  • verb:   come into existence; take on form or shape

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