1. Make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation (synset 201742655)
    "Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather"; "They developed a new technique"
  2. Work out (synset 201742478)
    "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
  3. Gain through experience (synset 200546637)
    "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"
  4. Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) (synset 200094214)
    "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
  5. Come into existence;
    Take on form or shape (synset 202630344)
    "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"
  6. Change the use of and make available or usable (synset 200171865)
    "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"
  7. Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses (synset 200927844)
    "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
  8. Create by training and teaching (synset 200604693)
    "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
  9. Be gradually disclosed or unfolded;
    Become manifest (synset 200343635)
    "The plot developed slowly"
  10. Grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment (synset 200252905)
    "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"
  11. Become technologically advanced (synset 200411945)
    "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"
  12. Cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development (synset 200254647)
    "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
  13. Generate gradually (synset 201630984)
    "We must develop more potential customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone"
  14. Grow emotionally or mature (synset 200544490)
    "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"
  15. Make visible by means of chemical solutions (synset 202143239)
    "Please develop this roll of film for me"
  16. Superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry (synset 201472252)
  17. Move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions (synset 201077094)
    "Spassky developed quickly"
  18. Move into a strategically more advantageous position (synset 201076902)
    "develop the rook"
  19. Elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme (synset 200403037)
    "develop the melody and change the key"
  20. Happen (synset 200340274)
    "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
  21. Expand in the form of a series (synset 200234758)
    "Develop the function in the following form"

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