What is develop?

  • (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "develop":

  • (verb): Move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions.
    Example: "Spassky developed quickly"
  • (verb): Cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development.
    Synonyms: make grow
  • (verb): Superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry.
  • (verb): Grow emotionally or mature.
    Synonyms: grow
  • (verb): Gain through experience.
    Example: "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "develop a passion for painting"
    Synonyms: acquire, evolve
  • (verb): Expand in the form of a series.
    Example: "Develop the function in the following form"
  • (verb): Make visible by means of chemical solutions.
    Example: "Please develop this roll of film for me"
  • (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"; "They developed a new technique"
  • (verb): Change the use of and make available or usable.
    Example: "Develop land"
    Synonyms: build up
  • (verb): Move into a strategically more advantageous position.
    Example: "Develop the rook"
  • (verb): Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses.
    Example: "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
    Synonyms: explicate, formulate
  • (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"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
  • (verb): Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes).
    Synonyms: grow, produce, get, acquire
  • (verb): Generate gradually.
    Example: "We must develop more potential customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone"
  • (verb): Be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest.
    Example: "The plot developed slowly"
  • (verb): Create by training and teaching.
    Example: "We develop the leaders for the future"
    Synonyms: train, prepare, educate

Famous quotes containing the word develop:

    It’s usually the stupid people that develop long illnesses. You need more than indolence and selfishness, you need endurance to make a good patient.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)

    Your children are not here to fill the void left by marital dissatisfaction and disengagement. They are not to be utilized as a substitute for adult-adult intimacy. They are not in this world in order to satisfy a wife’s or a husband’s need for love, closeness or a sense of worth. A child’s task is to fully develop his/her emerging self. When we place our children in the position of satisfying our needs, we rob them of their childhood.
    Aaron Hess (20th century)

    Now narrow minds can develop as well through persecution as through benevolence; they can assure themselves of their power by tyrannizing cruelly or beneficently over others; they go the way their nature guides them. Add to this the guidance of interest, and you will have the key to most social riddles.
    HonorĂ© De Balzac (1799–1850)