archaic spelling of develop
To change with a specific direction, progress.
"Let's see how things develop and then make our decision."
To progress through a sequence of stages.
"Isabel developed from a tropical depression to a tropical storm to a hurricane."
"An embryo develops into a fetus and then into an infant."
To advance; to further; to promote the growth of.
"I need to develop a plan for the next three weeks."
To bring out images latent in photographic film.
"Please develop this roll of film."
To acquire something usually over a period of time.
"I have been in England enough to develop a British accent."
"You will develop calluses if you play the cello."
"She developed bad eating habits."
To place one's pieces actively.
"I need to develop my white-square bishop."
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.
To change the form of (an algebraic expression, etc.) by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.
grow or cause to grow and become more mature, advanced, or elaborate
"enabling individuals to develop their personal skills"
"motion pictures were to develop into mass entertainment"
(of a poor agricultural country) become more economically and socially advanced
"the country is developing at a rapid rate and the economy is booming"
convert (land) to a new purpose by constructing buildings or making other use of its resources
"plans to develop the area"
construct or convert (a building) so as to improve existing resources
"the company developed a chain of hotels"
elaborate (a musical theme) by modification of the melody, harmony, or rhythm
"the piano develops the melody into a short cadenza"
start to exist, experience, or possess
"a strange closeness developed"
"call the doctor if your child develops a rash"
"I developed an interest in law"
treat (a photographic film) with chemicals to make a visible image
"she came to get the film developed"
bring (a piece) into play from its initial position on a player's back rank
"he preferred to develop his bishop on e7"
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.
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.
To advance; to further; to prefect; to make to increase; to promote the growth of.
To change the form of, as of an algebraic expression, by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.
To cause to become visible, as an invisible or latent image upon plate, by submitting it to chemical agents; to bring to view.
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.
To become apparent gradually; as, a picture on sensitive paper develops on the application of heat; the plans of the conspirators develop.
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"
"We have developed a new theory of evolution"
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"
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"
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"
change the use of and make available or usable;
"The country developed its natural resources"
"The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"
elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses;
"Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
create by training and teaching;
"The old master is training world-class violinists"
"we develop the leaders for the future"
be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest;
"The plot developed slowly"
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"
become technologically advanced;
"Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"
"Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"
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"
"We must develop more potential customers"
"develop a market for the new mobile phone"
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"
make visible by means of chemical solutions;
"Please develop this roll of film for me"
superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions;
"Spassky developed quickly"
move into a strategically more advantageous position;
"develop the rook"
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"
"Report the news as it develops"
"These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
expand in the form of a series;
"Develop the function in the following form"