What is develop?

  • (verb): Work out.
    Synonyms: evolve, germinate
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "develop":

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

Famous quotes containing the word develop:

    With my desire to write he seemed in full sympathy, and in urging our early marriage he argued that my first necessity was leisure in which to develop and to master my craft. It appeared to me that with such a man as teacher and guide I could not fail, and it was in a queer mixture of young love and vaulting ambition that I became a wife.
    Rheta Childe Dorr (1866–1948)

    Children allowed to develop at their own speed will usually win the race of life.
    Fred O. Gosman (20th century)

    Slavery is the first step towards civilization. In order to develop it is necessary that things should be much better for some and much worse for others, then those who are better off can develop at the expense of others.
    Alexander Herzen (1812–1870)