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Definition of the verb develop

What does develop mean as a doing word?

Develop is one of the top 100 most common verbs. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common verbs in informational written English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: developed | developing | develops

  1. make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
    • examples: Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather | They developed a new technique
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb]Martha carves
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] for [Asset]The contractor will build you a house for $100,000
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved the baby a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product]Martha carved the piece of wood into a toy
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood into a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]Martha carves toys
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Asset]Martha will carve a toy out of a piece of wood for $50
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood for the baby
      [Material - concrete object] [Verb] [Product]This wood carved beautiful toys

      Verbs of Creation (with the same syntax): arrange, assemble, bake, blow, cast, chisel, churn, compile, cook, crochet, embroider, erect, fashion, fold, forge, formulate, grind, grow, hack, hammer, knit, mold, pound, roll, sculpture, sew, spin, stitch, weave, whittle.

    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic word: create = bring into existence
    • more specific word: build = give form to, according to a plan
  2. work out
    • examples: We have developed a new theory of evolution | Did he develop his major works over a short period of time?
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of develop: evolve / germinate
    • more generic terms: create by mental act / create mentally = create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
  3. gain through experience
    • examples: Children must develop a sense of right and wrong | Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position | develop a passion for painting
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of develop: acquire / evolve
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
  4. come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
    • examples: The patient developed abdominal pains | Well-developed breasts
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonyms of develop: acquire / get / grow / produce
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
    • more specific terms:
  5. come into existence; take on form or shape
  6. change the use of and make available or usable
    • examples: develop land | The country developed its natural resources
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of develop: build up
    • more generic words: ameliorate / amend / better / improve / meliorate = to make better
    • more specific words:
      • redevelop = change the plans for the use of
      • settle = establish or develop as a residence
  7. elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
  8. create by training and teaching
    • example: we develop the leaders for the future
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of develop: educate / prepare / train
    • more generic words: instruct / learn / teach = impart skills or knowledge to
    • more specific words:
  9. be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest
  10. grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
    • examples: 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
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Material] into [Product]The gardener grew that acorn into an oak tree
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]The gardener grew an oak tree from that acorn
      [Material - concrete object] [Verb] into [Product]That acorn will grow into an oak tree
      [Product - concrete object] [Verb] from / out of [Material]An oak tree will grow from that acorn

      Verbs of Transformation (with the same syntax): evolve, generate, grow, hatch, mature.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: grow = become larger, greater, or bigger
    • more specific terms:
  11. become technologically advanced
    • example: Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of develop: modernise / modernize
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
  12. cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
    • examples: The perfect climate here develops the grain | He developed a new kind of apple
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb]Martha carvesVerbs of Creation: arrange, assemble, bake, blow, cast, chisel, churn, compile, cook, crochet, embroider, erect, fashion, fold, forge, formulate, grind, grow, hack, hammer, knit, mold, pound, roll, sculpture, sew, spin, stitch, weave, whittle
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] for [Asset]The contractor will build you a house for $100,000
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved the baby a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product]Martha carved the piece of wood into a toy
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood into a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]Martha carves toys
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Asset]Martha will carve a toy out of a piece of wood for $50
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood for the baby
      [Material - concrete object] [Verb] [Product]This wood carved beautiful toys
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Material] into [Product]The gardener grew that acorn into an oak treeVerbs of Transformation: evolve, generate, grow, hatch, mature
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]The gardener grew an oak tree from that acorn
      [Material - concrete object] [Verb] into [Product]That acorn will grow into an oak tree
      [Product - concrete object] [Verb] from / out of [Material]An oak tree will grow from that acorn
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of develop: make grow
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific terms:
    • cause: grow
  13. generate gradually
    • examples: We must develop more potential customers | develop a market for the new mobile phone
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 10
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic terms: bring forth / generate = bring into existence
    • more specific word: make = favor the development of
  14. grow emotionally or mature
    • examples: The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten | Sam and Sue develop
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 10
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of develop: grow
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
    • more specific words:
      • outgrow = grow too large or too mature for
      • make = develop into
  15. make visible by means of chemical solutions
    • example: Please develop this roll of film for me
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • domains: photography / picture taking; photography
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific words:
      • solarise / solarize = reverse some of the tones of (a negative or print) and introduce pronounced outlines of highlights, by exposing it briefly to light, then washing and redeveloping it
      • underdevelop = process (a film or photographic plate) less than the required time or in an ineffective solution or at an insufficiently high temperature
      • redevelop = develop for a second time, in order to improve the contrast, colour, etc., of a negative or print
  16. superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
  17. move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
    • example: Spassky developed quickly
    • domain: chess / chess game
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: play = participate in games or sport
  18. move into a strategically more advantageous position
    • example: develop the rook
    • domain: chess / chess game
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: play = participate in games or sport
  19. elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme
    • example: develop the melody and change the key
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: complicate / elaborate / rarify / refine = make more complex, intricate, or richer
  20. happen
  21. expand in the form of a series
    • example: Develop the function in the following form
    • domain: math / mathematics / maths
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: expand = make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity

Alternative definition of the verb develop

verb

  1. [intransitive] To change with a specific direction, progress.
  2. [intransitive] To progress through a sequence of stages.
  3. [transitive] To create.
  4. [transitive] To bring out images latent in photographic film.
  5. [context: Chess, transitive] To place one's pieces actively.
  6. [context: snooker, pool] To cause a ball to become more open and available to be played on later. Usually by moving it away from the cushion, or by opening a pack.

Person

Who is Develop?

Develop a.k.a. Bigram Zayas is a DJ, songwriter and record producer.

Miscellanea

  1. 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 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.
  2. 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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Develop

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (2008)

by Gilbert Reyes, Jon D. Elhai, Julian D. Ford

to develop a grant program to enhance the provision of ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing (2013)

by Robert E Stevens, David L Loudon, Henry Cole, Bruce Wrenn

The third step is to develop sound goals and strategies to guide the fund-raising effort. Goals are set on either an incremental basis, a need basis, or an opportunity basis. The fourth step is to develop a mix of fund-raising approaches for the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health (2010)

The girl shown here has started to develop pubic hair and breasts at the same time. This is not always the case. Often breast development outpaces hair growth in the armpits and pubic region. The illustration charts the progress of a ...

Google previewDictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance (2013)

by Richard E. Saunier, Richard Albert Meganck

Develop. the. Dictionary. and. List. of. Acronyms. Much of this book is about words and how they are used in global environmental governance; that is why we have included more than 2500 definitions and about 3000 acronyms that represent ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Agricultural Marketing (1999)

by Jagdish Prasad

The identification with work and with the organisation is important because growth needs emotional involvement, and without this kind of involvement individuals are unlikely to develop an urge to achieve. As mentioned earlier emotional ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

todevelop, to flourish, toprosper, хөгжиж байгаа орнууд developing countries, хөгжин бэхжих to develop and growstronger, to be reinforced 2. toenjoy oneself,tobe happy,to advanced be cheerful ХӨГЖМӨЛ ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

These swellings are subsequently responsible for the development of each tooth. Ten buds develop per arch representing the primary (deciduous) teeth; subsequently the permanent tooth buds develop lingually to the primary tooth buds.

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Usage statistics about develop

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb develop:

spoken English23.88%written English76.12% conversational speech9.35%task-oriented speech90.65% imaginative writing9.01%informational writing90.99%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb develop:

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Quotes about Develop

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. (Epicurus)
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Scrabble value of D2E1V4E1L1O1P3

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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