What is develop?

  • (verb): Move into a strategically more advantageous position.
    Example: "Develop the rook"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "develop":

  • (verb): Be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest.
    Example: "The plot developed slowly"
  • (verb): Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses.
    Example: "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
    Synonyms: explicate, formulate
  • (verb): Expand in the form of a series.
    Example: "Develop the function in the following form"
  • (verb): Create by training and teaching.
    Example: "We develop the leaders for the future"
    Synonyms: train, prepare, educate
  • (verb): Superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry.
  • (verb): Grow emotionally or mature.
    Synonyms: grow
  • (verb): Make visible by means of chemical solutions.
    Example: "Please develop this roll of film for me"
  • (verb): Make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation.
    Example: "Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather"; "They developed a new technique"
  • (verb): Generate gradually.
    Example: "We must develop more potential customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone"
  • (verb): Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes).
    Synonyms: grow, produce, get, acquire
  • (verb): Cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development.
    Synonyms: make grow
  • (verb): Change the use of and make available or usable.
    Example: "Develop land"
    Synonyms: build up
  • (verb): Gain through experience.
    Example: "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "develop a passion for painting"
    Synonyms: acquire, evolve
  • (verb): 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"
  • (verb): Move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions.
    Example: "Spassky developed quickly"
  • (verb): Grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment.
    Example: "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"

Famous quotes containing the word develop:

    Since the death instinct exists in the heart of everything that lives, since we suffer from trying to repress it, since everything that lives longs for rest, let us unfasten the ties that bind us to life, let us cultivate our death wish, let us develop it, water it like a plant, let it grow unhindered. Suffering and fear are born from the repression of the death wish.
    Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)

    Just because multiples can turn to each other for companionship, and at times for comfort, don’t be fooled into thinking you’re not still vital to them. Don’t let or make multiples be parents as well as siblings to each other. . . . Parent interaction with infants and young children has everything to do with how those children develop on every level, including how they develop their identities.
    Pamela Patrick Novotny (20th century)

    Our father has an even more important function than modeling manhood for us. He is also the authority to let us relax the requirements of the masculine model: if our father accepts us, then that declares us masculine enough to join the company of men. We, in effect, have our diploma in masculinity and can go on to develop other skills.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)