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a bond develops (=a bond of friendship developed between them)
▪ Over six months of working together, a close bond developed.
a developed country (=rich and where most people have a comfortable life)
▪ Developed countries are responsible for most emissions of carbon dioxide.
a developed/advanced nation (=one that has many industries)
▪ In the developed nations, many students go on to university.
a developing economy (=one that is getting stronger and starting to include more modern industries)
▪ Many developing economies are investing in sources of renewable energy.
a developing/emerging nation (=one that is starting to have more industry)
▪ Food shortages are often a problem in developing nations.
a developing/Third World country (=poor and trying to increase its industry and trade)
▪ Many developing countries receive some foreign aid.
a friendship develops
▪ Friendship often develops on the basis of shared interests.
acquire/achieve/gain/develop competence
▪ First you have to acquire competence in methods of research.
build (up)/develop a business
▪ He spent years trying to build a business in Antigua.
build/develop a reputation
▪ Our business has built a reputation for reliable service.
come up with/develop a theory
▪ These birds helped Darwin develop his theory of natural selection.
develop a character (=make a character become more interesting)
▪ The movie didn’t develop his character as well as the book did.
develop a concept
▪ The Greeks developed the concept of a scientific theory.
develop a cure
▪ It will be at least ten years before a cure is developed.
develop a disease
▪ A few years ago, she developed a serious lung disease.
develop a disorder
▪ Women are 30% more likely to develop the disorder than men.
develop a partnership
▪ Developing international partnerships is vital to our continued success.
develop a skill
▪ We will give you the opportunity to develop your skills.
develop a strategy
▪ Groups can help members develop new coping strategies.
develop a system (=create a new one)
▪ The Environment Agency has developed a new national flood warning system.
develop an industry
▪ More investment is needed to develop new industries such as tourism.
develop economically (=grow and become more economically successful)
▪ China is continuing to develop economically and politically.
develop your potential (=succeed by using your skills or talents)
▪ A good school aims to enable pupils to develop their potential.
develop your talent
▪ Education allows people to develop their talents to the full.
develop/expand the economy
▪ The tax cut should help to expand the economy.
develop/form a habit
▪ I developed a habit of eating porridge for breakfast.
develop/form/build a relationship
▪ By that age, children start developing relationships outside the family.
devise/develop a technique
▪ Researchers hope to develop more accurate testing techniques.
economically developed/advanced (=modern, with many different types of industry)
▪ the economically developed countries of Western Europe
establish/build up/develop (a) rapport
▪ He built up a good rapport with the children.
establish/develop relations
▪ The company has tried to establish relations with several universities.
formulate/develop a policy
▪ We try to formulate policies that will meet the needs of the people.
gain/get/develop an understanding
▪ Scientists continued to gain a greater understanding of the effects of radiation.
get/develop a taste for sth (also acquire a taste for sthformal) (= to start to like something)
▪ At university she developed a taste for performing.
get/develop an illness
▪ She developed the illness when she was in her 50s.
get/develop an infection
▪ She got a nasty throat infection which meant she couldn’t sing.
maintain/develop ties
▪ The U.S. is committed to maintaining close ties with Europe.
plan/develop/design a curriculum
▪ Fifty academics have been involved in developing the new school curriculum.
the economy develops/expands/grows (=becomes more successful)
▪ The economy grew by 3% last year.
write/design/develop software
▪ He designs software for an Atlanta-based company.
▪ Flavours rapidly evaporate from hot wort while bitterness requires up to an hour to fully develop.
▪ It will be more advantageous for the aquarist to acquire pre-cultivated seedlings or fully developed plants from aquatic plant shops.
▪ This theory also implies that the internal body clock takes up to five years to develop fully.
▪ Reproductions is by the separation of daughter plants which arise on the leaf margins or fully developed specimens and take root readily.
▪ The skeletal width of the shoulders is hereditary but an illusion of breadth can be created by fully developing the shoulder muscles.
▪ Every one of these older persons is a fully developed personality.
▪ The first involve loss of leaf area, through leaves and buds not developing fully, and leaves falling early.
▪ In newborns, especially premature infants, this liver enzyme system is not fully developed or functional.
▪ The authorities could not allow this to develop further.
▪ The Inns have further developed their advocacy training and are organising and funding the scheme for all the pupils in their Inn.
▪ During the year, Mortgage Asset Management Limited has been further developed and now has a portfolio totalling £74 million.
▪ Von Braun was asked to further develop the Redstone to carry out these tests.
▪ On reflection I felt the idea could be developed further.
▪ I am pleased to report that I believe the various committees are working in unison to further develop the understanding between them.
▪ At this time the agricultural techniques and crafts seen in the Early Minoan period were developed further.
▪ For smaller companies, where financial controls are not highly developed, factoring may prove the answer.
▪ But perhaps the most vivid and compelling evidence of this highly developed colour sensibility is the artefacts themselves.
▪ Her strengths are impressive: her competence in the world, her highly developed social skills, her humor, her warmth.
▪ This leaves him with a personality that is highly developed in one direction at the expense of the rest.
▪ Ida Rebecca had small book learning but highly developed sensitivity, particularly when it came to judging outsiders.
▪ Waste incineration is one of the most technically highly developed waste management options at this time.
▪ General managers and top executives must have highly developed personal skills.
▪ Corporate Software Inc has developed an approach to the problem designed to minimise the cost.
▪ All teams were responsible for developing their own approach to self-management; there were no standard procedures.
▪ Veronica Williams, for example, has developed an interesting approach in connection with her work on art history.
▪ They began to see that they would have to develop different approaches and skills for handling relationships with different kinds of people.
▪ But Korn/Ferry have not developed the teamwork approach that has become a hallmark of Russell Reynolds.
▪ A better plan may be to start a discussion that develops a mutual reward approach.
▪ Questions that will help to develop a historical approach will include: Why did he say that?
▪ Similarly, software experts are suggesting and developing approaches that may be technologically elegant but financially infeasible from a business perspective.
▪ The village, he says, will produce an organic method for developing less risky business models and strategies.
▪ But Knight developed a unique business plan to achieve his mission.
▪ Longer-term relationships had generally only developed where particular business interests were more or less directly involved.
▪ Some are hired to move drugs north, while others develop their own drug businesses in Tijuana.
▪ For foreign exchange, the government hopes to develop the tourist business and its chief pride, biotechnology.
▪ Many principals take an active role in developing school / business partnerships and school-to-work transition programs for students.
▪ Emap is to invest £4.4 million in launching and developing the new web business.
▪ She's developed a steady business and a strong social life at her church.
▪ She lives nextdoor to the site which the company wants to develop.
▪ The company plans to develop the drug with Emeryville-based Chiron Corp.
▪ They have their own search company which they have developed as a service business.
▪ At first the company invests substantially in developing content.
▪ Identifying the Company Needs Before choosing an appropriate source of finance, the company should first develop an appropriate business plan.
▪ Neoprobe, a biotechnology company, has developed a technology that makes it easier for surgeons to target only cancer cells.
▪ Airships Industries, a firm backed by the Commercial Union insurance company, is developing a new range of airships.
▪ Most companies have developed information systems that help make employees more productive in the office.
▪ Periodic emergence of such asset price bubbles is routine in even the most developed economies.
▪ The citizens of almost all other major developed economies pay higher taxes than we do.
▪ More supplies must be generated, they say, to feed the developing economy.
▪ But with the collapse of global markets and parallel slowdown in developed nations' economies, the dangers have risen significantly.
▪ He argues that classes develop in market economies in which individuals compete for economic gain.
▪ He was energetic, open-minded, and very keen to develop the economy of his little township by whatever means possible.
▪ A person may develop bad habits that need correction.
▪ But there is no doubt that young people are developing habits unfavorable to traditional news suppliers.
▪ If you develop good habits they will stand you in good stead in your business and managerial career.
▪ It takes time, not coverage, to develop these habits.
▪ It is also important to develop the habit of checking words in your own writing.
▪ It developed the habit of rushing and pecking the other birds until the woman finally had to kill it.
▪ And over the past few days it had developed an infuriating habit of wandering unerringly back to the subject of Adam Burns.
▪ They develop the important habit of going to school every day.
▪ Put briefly, there developed an idea of the pervasive religious and moral responsibility of the ruler.
▪ Saga-type series, first developing the ideas and then contracting with writers to realize them.
▪ Katz and Kahn have developed ideas on how leadership can contribute to the functioning of a system.
▪ Bird flew high above the simple pop songs upon which they were based, developing new ideas and melodies on the spot.
▪ Thirdly, they should develop new ideas about how existing desires and preferences are affected by influences such as persuasion and coercion.
▪ In a world of brainpower industries, there have to be effective incentives to develop new ideas.
▪ He spent the rest of his life adding to his materia medica and developing his ideas about disease and its treatment.
▪ Michael Ghiselin developed this idea further in 1974 and made some telling analogies with economic trends.
▪ The course aims to develop the technical knowledge and ability to make decisions about appropriate methods and strategies for livestock development.
▪ The managers had to develop both their knowledge and skill in both analysis and implementation.
▪ For cancer specialists, developing this knowledge is still a long way off, but would be vital.
▪ Not just for one night, but for several, and to develop an intimate knowledge of the local badger community.
▪ Solicitors develop a detailed knowledge of the working of the business which enables them to represent the firm's interests more effectively.
▪ This allows suppliers to specialise and to develop an intimate knowledge of customer needs and wants.
▪ What did you learn and how could your developed knowledge be applied more effectively in the future?
▪ As far back as the Middle Ages, price promotion was used as a way to develop market economics.
▪ Old economy companies in most developed markets, particularly manufacturers, have been struggling hard for more than a year.
▪ If the local market is saturated, it may be wise to move elsewhere to develop a new market.
▪ This condition is very similar to the condition for gains from trade developed for the contestable markets approach in chapter 4.
▪ Thus, as the technology is developed the market requirements may change, or the market may disappear altogether.
▪ When these machines first became available, there was scant interest by manufacturers in developing country markets and applications.
▪ The research aims to develop new methods of multivariate time series modelling.
▪ They have developed accounting methods that force politicians to maintain the programs and infrastructure they build.
▪ It has to incorporate a wide range of factors and develop methods of investigation other than laboratory experiments.
▪ Zenith did not refer to Acme's program further than this and Zenith developed its own methods of performing the purpose.
▪ Here fish live that have developed a method of finding their way about that no other creature so far has emulated.
▪ This chapter describes the research project that was carried out to develop the method.
▪ They've developed a method to help putt by pulling back the club every inch for every foot.
▪ The research is focused on developing a suitable model of an export marketing system for Northern Ireland's seed potatoes.
▪ Lacey, for instance, develops a model of socialisation based on a modification of Becker's concept of social strategy.
▪ Example 1 Stockport District Health Authority has developed a locality model of purchasing with extended outposts in localities.
▪ Just as an accountant might use a financial model, the analyst can develop an entity model.
▪ Case studies are analysed, and teams are then set to develop their own models of teamwork.
▪ In these circumstances he is considered to have developed a model which does not bridge the gap between reality and his aspirations.
▪ Therefore the aim is to develop a mainstream model which comprehensively addresses aggregate supply.
▪ This project aims to develop models which take these factors into account, and so to understand how they affect investment decisions.
▪ It had developed contingency plans before the incident and put them into effect when water in the mine began to overflow.
▪ Gradually, Power and his colleagues developed a plan to turn the 70 programs into a coherent Human Investment System.
▪ A business advisor who will help you develop your own business plan.
▪ They also developed a plan to expose the statement through discussions with three or four groups of middle level managers at Mega.
▪ Identifying the Company Needs Before choosing an appropriate source of finance, the company should first develop an appropriate business plan.
▪ But Knight developed a unique business plan to achieve his mission.
▪ The systems planning team will ensure that the subsystems are developed according to the plan which allows for some form of integration later.
▪ Then develop a plan to acquire those skills.
▪ We are conscious of the issue and we have developed policies which address it head-on.
▪ The United States can learn from other Western democracies that have developed policies that effectively protect their children from poverty.
▪ If they can not, councillors develop policy only in so far as the bureaucracy permits.
▪ We have done much to develop regional policies over the past decade.
▪ Age Concern believes that the Department of Health should develop a policy and issue national guidelines on the provision of such care.
▪ Unless Labour develops its policies the next election will be a battle between two parties with virtually identical economic policies.
▪ Innovations depend upon finding opportunities for staff to work on developing new policies.
▪ Local authorities' ability to plan and develop a co-ordinated housing policy has been curtailed.
▪ Cypress has no plans to develop future Sparc products but it will continue to handle distribution during the transition.
▪ Farmington Hills, Michigan-based Compuware develops software products for mainframe computer users.
▪ Time spent communicating with managers is one of the major bottlenecks in developing new product prototypes and packaging.
▪ Management at Digital wanted employees to change jobs and develop skills as the products and the production process developed.
▪ If the economy improves, power may shIft to research and development for developing new products.
▪ On the other hand, Hewlett was an insider, locked away in laboratories developing products.
▪ Chiron Vision develops and manufactures products for treating progressive eye diseases and for improving cataract and refractive surgery.
▪ The researchers will first develop demonstration programs to show which routines are required and how they will interact.
▪ The same was true where schools developed a program and then approached companies with a fait accompli.
▪ During this time updating and regular reporting procedures were developed and the necessary programs written.
▪ The schedule for submission of the first applications gave communities only five months to establish the application process and develop a program.
▪ I meant - would you consider developing a program for my company?
▪ Further, he contends that Shimomura was developing sophisticated programs to help secure the Internet, not compromise it.
▪ That feature makes it possible to develop an object-oriented program that has learning capabilities.
▪ Once the bank is up and running, children learn how to deal with people and develop working relationships with each other.
▪ In reality the mathematics required to develop these relationships is actually quite elementary.
▪ Students were eager to develop relationships even in the restrictive university environment.
▪ These parents usually do not share their feelings with each other and seem to develop difficulty in their relationships.
▪ Gilli went with him, and during their stay on the island she developed a close relationship with its easy-going inhabitants.
▪ Furthermore, Brook has also developed a good working relationship with other voluntary groups and welfare organisations.
▪ Do some viruses develop a symbiotic relationship with their host?
▪ It seems however, that adequate professional preparation can only emerge as the result of developing the relationship between theory and practice.
▪ I should know ... Friendships become easier for young women in later adolescence as they develop a clearer sense of self identity.
▪ Constancy is what it takes to get kids to help out and develop a sense of responsibility.
▪ Hence, the blind person may develop a superb sense of smell or highly sensitive hearing.
▪ Part of her newfound sense of fashion includes developing a clear sense of what flatters her most.
▪ But developing a sense of this is essential to wellbeing; assertiveness training and learning self-defence can both help.
▪ Some say that the effect may be positive in that children will develop a more realistic sense of what life is like.
▪ Also, with puberty, children, especially girls, begin to develop their own sense of identity.
▪ With this insight and acceptance, children begin to develop a sense of mastery of their feelings.
▪ There is little doubt that their handwriting skills develop at a slower pace than their linguistic skills.
▪ While this mixture of physiological and mental skills is developing, they are matched by a similar growth in the social skills.
▪ Business and customer handling skills must be developed in the context of the travel industry.
▪ If all goes well, the skills develop interactively as they are supposed to, do complement and reinforce each other.
▪ Senge highlights the family as a learning organization and the importance of the skills developed in family life for the business enterprise.
▪ Learning skills are developed within both the physical and human pathways in the geography field.
▪ As your breadmaking skills develop, you may find a flour that you are convinced is unparalleled.
▪ Professor Budd's remarks echo a widespread belief in the City that the Government needs to develop a credible monetary strategy.
▪ Bailey said Palo Verde officials are continuing to inspect the assembly core and to develop a strategy for its removal.
▪ Group interactive sessions will focus on developing marketing strategies based on participant's own case studies.
▪ The district developed a coherent strategy to compete with its neighboring suburbs, focused on the use of technology in the classroom.
▪ We look forward to seeing how Council develops its strategy in light of the consultation.
▪ It may be a guidance counselor who is interested in getting the school to develop strategies to help work-inhibited students.
▪ How can socialists develop their arguments and strategies to gain the maximum purchase over the reality of contemporary capitalist property relations?
▪ E Encourage international Branches and Centres to develop strategies for enhancing the profile of the Institute, and promoting membership growth.
▪ Both Kemira and Hydro have been developing systems that turn the data into variable rate fertiliser application recommendations.
▪ The Minnesota Experience District 4 developed its choice system incrementally.
▪ This faculty is widespread among the population and there has developed a system for increasing creativity called synectics.
▪ How many years will it take to develop the fuller system George W.. Bush envisions?
▪ Why was Britain so slow to develop a national system of education before 1914?
▪ Louis County Police developed a system that allows officers to call in their reports, rather than write them up.
▪ The Treasury will develop a system of control that temporarily contains the pressures: the spending departments will adapt.
▪ Competitive Bowling: Having developed a taste for bowling you may wish to consider bowling in a league.
▪ In the Old Country people developed a special taste for TSHUHlnt, since it was different from ordinary cooked meals.
▪ They developed a remarkable taste for camel meat.
▪ I was in the jungle now and developing a taste for guerrilla warfare.
▪ Countries that have developed a taste for gas-guzzling machinery are certain to find it difficult to turn back to animal power.
▪ He developed a taste for alcohol and discovered its value as social lubricant.
▪ They run in an out of the kitchen, and at seven, they've already developed sensitive taste buds.
▪ Do not refrigerate potatoes; if stored below 40 degrees, they develop a sweet taste and tend to darken when cooked.
▪ They will also have developed a new technique for controlling reactions within a fusion reactor.
▪ Distillers scrambled to develop processing techniques that would allow them to carve out their own niches.
▪ He developed statistical techniques to study the variability of wild populations and to measure changes in the range of variability over time.
▪ He recognized his limitations, but he made little attempt to develop another technique.
▪ In the course of their work the professional-managerial class develop techniques to control the working class.
▪ John Clark meanwhile developed the necessary molecular techniques and the first transgenic lamb was born at Roslin in June 1985.
▪ I have actually developed techniques to overcome this, the major one being to make the parents join in.
▪ Lower prices forced the industry to cut costs and develop more efficient technology.
▪ The developing audio technology to position a sound in three-dimensional space will become very useful.
▪ The Information Superhighway and yet-to-be developed technologies will be key elements in this business transformation.
▪ We are discussing strategic new developments-someone has to be the first to develop the product or technology.
▪ Creation of incentives to industrialized nations to develop and export fuel-efficient technologies to the developing world.
▪ Again, one prime reason for developing cloning technology is to address these issues.
▪ So many nations are developing cruise missile technology that a traditional air dominance fighter such as the F-22 could become obsolete.
▪ We have even developed theories to justify these distortions by teaching that the high elbow allows greater application of force.
▪ Kubler-Ross began regular lectures on death and developed her now-famous theory on the five stages of dying.
▪ Sociologists and political scientists have devoted much time to developing a variety of theories on the determination of public sector expenditure.
▪ Scholes originally developed the theory working with Fischer Black, who died in 1995.
▪ These ideas can be developed into a theory of the boundaries of the firm.
▪ This raises interesting issues: Which assumptions of e-commerce may force you to develop a new theory of business?
▪ The idea was to develop a theory in which the weak force is carried by a type of particle.
▪ Medical researchers have developed two theories to explain how and where the virus began.
▪ For a new artist to progress, the most important management role is allowing the act to develop its songwriting potential.
▪ Here students are allowed to develop one placement throughout both years if they see fit.
▪ The product now allows users to develop applications on target machines and then graphically display them on Unix workstations or X-Terminals.
▪ No campfires are allowed even in developed campgrounds.
▪ Another approach being considered is to allow pupils to develop this information skill as they go through inquiry work.
▪ Every spring, the oldest canes should be removed to allow new shoots to develop.
▪ These can be trimmed to allow main plants to develop well.
▪ Help and allow individuals to develop. 5.
▪ When the larva first began to develop from the egg, its cells were segregated into two groups.
▪ During preoperational development, moral concepts begin to develop.
▪ However, from that point their relationship began to develop.
▪ With this insight and acceptance, children begin to develop a sense of mastery of their feelings.
▪ In 1939 the government began to study and develop new levadas.
▪ Within ten to thirty days between twenty to fifty new plants begin to develop from the dormant buds on the rhizome.
▪ From the late 1730s he began to develop a more ambitious career in cartography.
▪ At this point, the manager began to develop additional bases of power.
▪ The region has continued to develop projects to assist professionals working in religious broadcasting.
▪ While some areas fell to invaders others continued to develop and flourish.
▪ This legacy has been added to down the years, and continues to develop.
▪ Autonomy of reasoning and affect continues to develop in social relations that encourage mutual respect.
▪ Many resorts but by no means all, are continuing to develop, sometimes rapidly and intensively.
▪ As people continue to have new experiences, they continue to develop new schemata and concepts.
▪ Our different understandings add richness to the Church, and our need to continue developing our faith is something we share in common.
▪ So it is my hope that industry skill standards continue to be developed nationally, by industry associations.
▪ They can help the reader to develop the appreciation and enjoyment of pictorial material by offering a range of rich visual experiences.
▪ These parents want to do all they can to help, so they develop schemes to ensure that homework is completed.
▪ The overall aim of the book is to help with developing activities which meet the needs and wishes of individual older people.
▪ But we have to understand the mechanisms they are using in order to help them develop new and more flexible behaviors.
▪ This will help pupils to develop a personal love of reading which will continue after compulsory schooling.
▪ Counselors and psychotherapists can help teachers and parents develop the skills necessary to assist work-inhibited students.
▪ A business advisor who will help you develop your own business plan.
▪ Employee Development Programs help employees develop their talents and capacities through training sessions, workshops, and the like.
▪ We also need to develop bridges between academic research and its application.
▪ Similarly, management will increasingly need internal auditors to develop new ways to discover and eliminate waste and fraud.
▪ Earlier publication will make timetabling easier, and reduce the pressure on staff who need to review and develop teaching materials.
▪ When they had injuries on the offensive line, they needed constant drills to develop cohesion.
▪ She needs to develop strategies to cope with apparently limitless and competing responsibilities.
▪ I felt that the Brothers needed to develop their own leadership and in their own style.
▪ Management information systems would need to be developed.
▪ This is where you need to develop the thick skin.
▪ After her family brought her home from hospital, she developed pneumonia.
▪ Bradley develops these ideas further in his book.
▪ Clouds are developing over the mountains.
▪ In less that 12 weeks the chicks will develop into adult birds.
▪ In some patients, the disease develops very slowly.
▪ It is possible to develop diabetes in adulthood.
▪ Knowledge in the field of genetics has been developing very quickly.
▪ One in nine women will develop breast cancer.
▪ She developed from a shy child into an international star.
▪ The baby develops very quickly during the first few weeks of pregnancy.
▪ The department is developing a strategy to fight unemployment.
▪ The interesting part of the movie is how the two women's relationship develops.
▪ The Internet has developed at a remarkable rate.
▪ The organization has developed a successful program to increase parents' involvement in schools.
▪ We need to help young people develop a sense of responsibility while they're still at school.
▪ And marriage developed everywhere to encourage men to stick around their children.
▪ Did some not develop as a flourishing centre of the renaissance, and were the Popes not initiators of the movement?
▪ Further Developments To obtain maximum benefit, any such system has to be reviewed and developed.
▪ However, it is now known that some corals can survive settling sediment and that even reefs may develop in muddy surroundings.
▪ In doing so, he developed a blister on his foot that turned into a diabetic ulcer.
▪ They construct it in the sense of developing a conception of the real as being the refractory limit of their own actions.
▪ They have developed drug addiction in the communities.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Develop \De*vel"op\, v. i.

  1. To go through a process of natural evolution or growth, by successive changes from a less perfect to a more perfect or more highly organized state; to advance from a simpler form of existence to one more complex either in structure or function; as, a blossom develops from a bud; the seed develops into a plant; the embryo develops into a well-formed animal; the mind develops year by year.

    Nor poets enough to understand That life develops from within.
    --Mrs. Browning.

  2. To become apparent gradually; as, a picture on sensitive paper develops on the application of heat; the plans of the conspirators develop.


Develop \De*vel"op\ (d[-e]*v[e^]l"[o^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Developed; p. pr. & vb. n. Developing.] [F. d['e]veloper; d['e]- (L. dis-) + OF. voluper, voleper, to envelop, perh. from L. volup agreeably, delightfully, and hence orig., to make agreeable or comfortable by enveloping, to keep snug (cf. Voluptuous); or. perh. fr. a derivative of volvere, volutum, to roll (cf. Devolve). Cf. Envelop.] [Written also develope.]

  1. To free from that which infolds or envelops; to unfold; to lay open by degrees or in detail; to make visible or known; to disclose; to produce or give forth; as, to develop theories; a motor that develops 100 horse power.

    These serve to develop its tenets.

    The 20th was spent in strengthening our position and developing the line of the enemy.
    --The Century.

  2. To unfold gradually, as a flower from a bud; hence, to bring through a succession of states or stages, each of which is preparatory to the next; to form or expand by a process of growth; to cause to change gradually from an embryo, or a lower state, to a higher state or form of being; as, sunshine and rain develop the bud into a flower; to develop the mind.

    The sound developed itself into a real compound.
    --J. Peile.

    All insects . . . acquire the jointed legs before the wings are fully developed.

  3. To advance; to further; to prefect; to make to increase; to promote the growth of.

    We must develop our own resources to the utmost.
    --Jowett (Thucyd).

  4. (Math.) To change the form of, as of an algebraic expression, by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.

  5. (Photog.) To cause to become visible, as an invisible or latent image upon plate, by submitting it to chemical agents; to bring to view.

    To develop a curved surface on a plane (Geom.), to produce on the plane an equivalent surface, as if by rolling the curved surface so that all parts shall successively touch the plane.

    Syn: To uncover; unfold; evolve; promote; project; lay open; disclose; exhibit; unravel; disentangle.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1650s, "unroll, unfold," from French développer, replacing English disvelop (1590s, from Middle French desveloper), both from Old French desveloper "unwrap, unfurl, unveil; reveal the meaning of, explain," from des- "undo" + veloper "wrap up," which is of uncertain origin, possibly Celtic or Germanic. Modern figurative use is 18c. The photographic sense is from 1845; the real estate sense is from 1890.


vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To change with a specific direction, progress. 2 (context ambitransitive English) To progress through a sequence of stages. 3 (context transitive English) To advance; to further; to promote the growth of. 4 (context transitive English) To create.

  1. v. 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. work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution" [syn: evolve, germinate]

  3. 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" [syn: acquire, evolve]

  4. 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" [syn: grow, produce, get, acquire]

  5. 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" [syn: originate, arise, rise, uprise, spring up, grow]

  6. 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" [syn: build up]

  7. elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis" [syn: explicate, formulate]

  8. create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future" [syn: train, prepare, educate]

  9. be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest; "The plot developed slowly";

  10. 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. become technologically advanced; "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly" [syn: modernize, modernise]

  12. 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" [syn: make grow]

  13. generate gradually; "We must develop more potential customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone"

  14. 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" [syn: grow]

  15. make visible by means of chemical solutions; "Please develop this roll of film for me"

  16. superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry

  17. move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions; "Spassky developed quickly"

  18. move into a strategically more advantageous position; "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; "develop the melody and change the key"

  20. happen; "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time" [syn: break, recrudesce]

  21. expand in the form of a series; "Develop the function in the following form"


Develop or DEVELOP may refer to:

  • DEVELOP, a NASA Applied Sciences student program
  • Develop (magazine), a trade publication for the video game industry
  • Develop (Apple magazine), a technical magazine formerly published by Apple Computer
  • Develop (chess), moving a piece from its original square
  • Develop (producer), hip hop producer known as DVLP
Develop (magazine)

Develop is a monthly trade magazine for the video games industry. Based in Hertford, Hertfordshire, UK, the magazine allows participation by anyone working in the video game industry. Develop is part of NewBay Media. It is the only European-based website and print magazine aimed exclusively at the development community. The current online portal, complete with a digital version of the print publication, has been active since July 2007.

Develop 100 is an annual rating system for game developers produced by Develop. It is a ranking of the world's games development studios based on a variety of criteria including sales data, critical success and industry standing.

The Develop Industry Excellence Awards, also yearly, honour the development of video games and award studios across a range of categories. It was presented in 2010 by comic Rufus Hound.

Develop (Apple magazine)

develop was a magazine published by Apple Computer containing detailed technical and programming articles written primarily by Apple engineers. Twenty-nine quarterly issues were published between January 1990 and March 1997. With Apple's purchase of NeXT and the subsequent closing of numerous divisions within Apple, develop was closed and turned into a guest column within MacTech which continues to this day. In text the name was officially spaced out as "d e v e l o p", but this was not widely copied.

Usage examples of "develop".

And very ably commanded, as it turned out, by the inexperienced Bibulus, who learned ruthlessly and developed a talent for his job.

If this region is largely developed, the constitution is languid, inefficient, sensitive, and abnormally disposed.

The results are abnormally developed brains, delicate forms, sensitive nerves and shortened lives.

Children who at the babbling stage are not exposed to the sounds of actual speech may not develop the ability to speak later, or do so to an abnormally limited extent.

The concept of nation in Europe developed on the terrain of the patrimonial and absolutist state.

His real mission, of course, is to convince some other band, somewhere else, that he is a genius acoustician who has developed the ultimate amplifier and that Doggone amps are the only amps that any hip band can possibly consider.

He had developed actinium compounds that could kill - as demonstrated in the cases of Rune and Farradon.

It is best detected in acid solutions by the deep brown or iodine colour developed on adding hydroxyl.

When therefore a new tip is reformed on an oblique stump, it probably is developed sooner on one side than on the other: and this in some manner excites the adjoining part to bend to one side.

It is very seldom in the history of political issues, even when partisan feeling is most deeply developed, that so absolute a division is found as was recorded upon the question of adopting the Fourteenth Amendment.

Islamic Orientalism between the wars shared in the general sense of cultural crisis adumbrated by Auerbach and the others I have spoken of briefly, without at the same time developing in the same way as the other human sciences.

While a brilliant career of material improvement and commercial advancement was developed by our Indian empire, the event burst forth which deluged the Bengal provinces, and Central India, with blood, and appalled the world.

Id like to reiterate my earlier claim about radio being the most visual medium available to advertisers and to 212 Nuts and Bolts recall the discussion of visual storyboards--a staple in the creation of television conimerciaLs--as a means of developing a radio campaign.

There are lots of talented students who will help you develop your artwork, logos and advertising materials.

He had been released temporarily from duty in the aerology lab but McDevitt, who was a tactful and sympathetic person and had been aware of the friendship developing between the boy and Beetchermarlf.