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DEVELOP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does develop mean? 

DEVELOP (verb)
  The verb DEVELOP has 21 senses:

1. make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
2. work out
3. gain through experience
4. come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
5. come into existence; take on form or shape
6. change the use of and make available or usable
7. elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
8. create by training and teaching
9. be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest
10. grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
11. become technologically advanced
12. cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
13. generate gradually
14. grow emotionally or mature
15. make visible by means of chemical solutions
16. superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
17. move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
18. move into a strategically more advantageous position
19. elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme
20. happen
21. expand in the form of a series

  Familiarity information: DEVELOP used as a verb is very familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEVELOP (verb)


Sense 1develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

create (bring into existence)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "develop"):

build (give form to, according to a plan)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Work out

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

evolve; germinate; develop

Context example:

We have developed a new theory of evolution

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

create by mental act; create mentally (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Did he develop his major works over a short period of time?


Sense 3develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gain through experience

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

evolve; develop; acquire

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

acquire; develop; produce; grow; get

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "develop"):

feather; fledge (grow feathers)

cut (have grow through the gums)

get up; work up (develop)

pupate (develop into a pupa)

teethe (grow teeth; cut the baby teeth)

pod (produce pods, of plants)

leaf (produce leaves, of plants)

stool; tiller (grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers)

sprout; stock (put forth and grow sprouts or shoots)

spring (develop suddenly)

regrow (grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come into existence; take on form or shape

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

arise; uprise; spring up; originate; develop; grow; rise

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

become (come into existence)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "develop"):

resurge (rise again)

come forth; emerge (happen or occur as a result of something)

come; follow (to be the product or result)

swell; well up (come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things))

head (take its rise)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 6develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change the use of and make available or usable

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

build up; develop

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

ameliorate; amend; better; improve; meliorate (to make better)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "develop"):

settle (establish or develop as a residence)

redevelop (change the plans for the use of (land))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

formulate; explicate; develop

Context example:

Could you develop the ideas in your thesis

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

conjecture; hypothecate; hypothesise; hypothesize; speculate; suppose; theorise; theorize (to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "develop"):

mature (develop and work out fully in one's mind)

redevelop; reformulate (formulate or develop again, of an improved theory or hypothesis)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 8develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create by training and teaching

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

train; educate; prepare; develop

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

instruct; learn; teach (impart skills or knowledge to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "develop"):

toilet-train (train (a small child) to use the toilet)

house-train; housebreak (train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house)

drill (train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons)

retrain (teach new skills)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 9develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The plot developed slowly

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

come about; fall out; go on; hap; happen; occur; pass; pass off; take place (come to pass)

Sentence frame:

It ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 10develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

grow (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "develop"):

build; build up; progress; work up (form or accumulate steadily)

incubate (grow under conditions that promote development)

blossom; blossom forth; blossom out; unfold (develop or come to a promising stage)

bloom; blossom; flower (produce or yield flowers)

spike; spike out (bring forth a spike or spikes)

bud (develop buds)

adolesce (become adolescent; pass through adolescence)

evolve (undergo development or evolution)

grow; maturate; mature (develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation)

advance; come along; come on; get along; get on; progress; shape up (develop in a positive way)

age (begin to seem older; get older)

age; get on; maturate; mature; senesce (grow old or older)

grow (increase in size by natural process)

dedifferentiate (lose specialization in form or function)

differentiate (become different during development)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 11develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become technologically advanced

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

modernise; modernize; develop

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 12develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

make grow; develop

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Cause:

develop (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment)

grow (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "develop"):

check; condition; discipline; train (train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control)

foliate (grow leaves)

elaborate; work out (work out in detail)

work out; work up (come up with)

grow (cause to grow or develop)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 13develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Generate gradually

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

bring forth; generate (bring into existence)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "develop"):

make (favor the development of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 14develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grow emotionally or mature

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

grow; develop

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "develop"):

outgrow (grow too large or too mature for)

make (develop into)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue develop


Sense 15develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make visible by means of chemical solutions

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

Please develop this roll of film for me

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Domain category:

photography; picture taking (the act of taking and printing photographs)

photography (the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "develop"):

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

underdevelop (process (a film or photographic plate) less than the required time or in an ineffective solution or at an insufficiently high temperature)

solarise; solarize (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)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 16develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

lay over; superimpose; superpose (place on top of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 17develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

Spassky developed quickly

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

play (participate in games or sport)

Domain category:

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

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 18develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move into a strategically more advantageous position

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

develop the rook

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

play (participate in games or sport)

Domain category:

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

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 19develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

develop the melody and change the key

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

complicate; elaborate; rarify; refine (make more complex, intricate, or richer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 20develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Happen

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

recrudesce; develop; break

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

come about; fall out; go on; hap; happen; occur; pass; pass off; take place (come to pass)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 21develop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expand in the form of a series

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Develop the function in the following form

Hypernyms (to "develop" is one way to...):

expand (make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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