usage: make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation; "Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather"; "They developed a new technique"
2. evolve, germinate, develop, create by mental act, create mentally
usage: work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
3. develop, acquire, evolve, change
usage: gain through experience; "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. grow, develop, produce, get, acquire, change
usage: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
5. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow, become
usage: come into existence; take on form or shape; "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"
usage: create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
9. develop, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
usage: be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest; "The plot developed slowly";
10. develop, grow
usage: grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "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. modernize, modernise, develop, change
usage: become technologically advanced; "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"
12. develop, make grow, change, alter, modify
usage: cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
13. develop, generate, bring forth
usage: generate gradually; "We must develop more potential customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone"
14. develop, grow, change
usage: grow emotionally or mature; "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. develop, change, alter, modify
usage: make visible by means of chemical solutions; "Please develop this roll of film for me"
16. develop, superimpose, superpose, lay over
usage: superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
17. develop, play
usage: move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions; "Spassky developed quickly"
18. develop, play
usage: move into a strategically more advantageous position; "develop the rook"
usage: elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme; "develop the melody and change the key"
20. break, recrudesce, develop, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
usage: happen; "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
21. develop, expand
usage: expand in the form of a series; "Develop the function in the following form"
1. developed (vs. undeveloped), formulated, mature, matured
usage: being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful; "the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook"; "they have very small limbs with only two fully developed toes on each"