Textual thesaurus for "develop"

(verb) grow, get, acquire, produce

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

(verb) build up

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

(verb) make grow

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

(verb) break, recrudesce


Report the news as it develops; These political movements recrudesce from time to time

(verb) modernise, modernize

become technologically advanced

Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace; Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly

(verb) grow

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

(verb) acquire, evolve

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

(verb) prepare, train, educate

create by training and teaching

The old master is training world-class violinists; we develop the leaders for the future

(verb) formulate, explicate

elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

Could you develop the ideas in your thesis

(verb) germinate, evolve

work out

We have developed a new theory of evolution

(verb) grow, arise, originate, spring up, uprise, rise

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