- 1. development, developing, processing
- usage: processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible; "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
- 1. develop, create
- 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"
- 6. build up, develop, better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
- usage: change the use of and make available or usable; "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"
- 7. explicate, formulate, develop, speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose
- usage: elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
- 8. train, develop, prepare, educate, teach, learn, instruct
- 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"
- 19. develop, complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate
- 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"
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- 1. developing, underdeveloped, nonindustrial (vs. industrial)
- usage: relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply
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