Develop - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈveləp|  American pronunciation of the word develop
Brit.  |dɪˈvɛləp|  British pronunciation of the word develop

verb

- make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
- work out(syn: evolve, germinate)
- gain through experience(syn: acquire, evolve)
- come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)(syn: acquire, get, grow, produce)
- come into existence; take on form or shape (syn: arise, grow, originate, rise, uprise)
- change the use of and make available or usable
- elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses(syn: explicate, formulate)

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Examples

She has been exercising regularly to develop her back muscles.

The story was later developed into a novel.

The island has developed its economy around tourism.

The course is designed to develop your writing skills.

A blossom develops from a bud.

The doctor says that the child is developing normally.

In this class, we will be learning about how languages develop.

Scientists are developing a treatment for the disease.

The company has developed a new method for recycling old tires.

He develops the concept more fully in his book.

This tall tree developed from a small seed.

Jane is developing into a fine figure of a young woman.

From that first encounter, he developed a genuine regard for the man.

Cleaning is less of a hassle if you develop a regular routine.

He developed TB.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: develop
he/she/it: develops
present participle: developing
past tense: developed
past participle: developed
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