Definitions of DEVELOP in various dictionaries:
make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
gain through experience
come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
come into existence
change the use of and make available or usable
elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
create by training and teaching
be gradually disclosed or unfolded
grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
become technologically advanced
cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
grow emotionally or mature
make visible by means of chemical solutions
superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
move into a strategically more advantageous position
elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme
expand in the form of a series
To bring from latency to or toward fulfillment: an instructor who develops the capabilities of each student.
To expand or enlarge: developed a national corporation into a worldwide business.
To aid in the growth of; strengthen: exercises that develop muscles.
To improve the quality of; refine: develops his recipes to perfection; an extra year of study to develop virtuosic technique.
To cause to become more complex or intricate; add detail and fullness to; elaborate: began with a good premise but developed it without imagination.
To elaborate (a theme) with rhythmic and harmonic variations.
To bring into being gradually: develop a new cottage industry.
To set forth or clarify by degrees: developed her thesis in a series of articles.
To come to have gradually; acquire: develop a taste for opera; develop a friendship.
To become affected with; contract: developed a rash; developed agoraphobia.
To influence the behavior of toward a specific end: an investigator who develops witnesses through flattery and intimidation.
To cause (a tract of land) to serve a particular purpose: developed the site as a community of condominiums.
To make available and effective to fulfill a particular end or need: develop the state’s water resources to serve a growing population.
To convert or transform: developed the play into a movie.
To move (a chess piece) to or toward a more strategic position.
To process (a photosensitive material), especially with chemicals, in order to render a recorded image visible.
To render (an image) visible by this means.
To increase or expand.
To improve; advance: Their skill developed until it rivaled their teacher’s.
To come gradually into existence or activity: Tension developed between students and faculty.
To come gradually to light; be disclosed: reports the news as it develops.
To progress from earlier to later stages of a life cycle: Caterpillars develop into butterflies.
To progress from earlier to later or from simpler to more complex stages of evolution.
verb - to bring to a more advanced or effective state