Develope vs. Develop - What's the difference?


  • Develope (verb)

    archaic spelling of develop

  • Develop (verb)

    To change with a specific direction, progress.

    "Let's see how things develop and then make our decision."

  • Develop (verb)

    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."

  • Develop (verb)

    To advance; to further; to promote the growth of.

  • Develop (verb)

    To create.

    "I need to develop a plan for the next three weeks."

  • Develop (verb)

    To bring out images latent in photographic film.

    "Please develop this roll of film."

  • Develop (verb)

    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."

  • Develop (verb)

    To place one's pieces actively.

    "I need to develop my white-square bishop."

  • Develop (verb)

    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.

  • Develop (verb)

    To change the form of (an algebraic expression, etc.) by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Develop (verb)

    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"

  • Develop (verb)

    (of a poor agricultural country) become more economically and socially advanced

    "the country is developing at a rapid rate and the economy is booming"

  • Develop (verb)

    convert (land) to a new purpose by constructing buildings or making other use of its resources

    "plans to develop the area"

  • Develop (verb)

    construct or convert (a building) so as to improve existing resources

    "the company developed a chain of hotels"

  • Develop (verb)

    elaborate (a musical theme) by modification of the melody, harmony, or rhythm

    "the piano develops the melody into a short cadenza"

  • Develop (verb)

    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"

  • Develop (verb)

    treat (a photographic film) with chemicals to make a visible image

    "she came to get the film developed"

  • Develop (verb)

    bring (a piece) into play from its initial position on a player's back rank

    "he preferred to develop his bishop on e7"

Webster Dictionary

  • Develop

    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.

  • Develop

    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.

  • Develop

    To advance; to further; to prefect; to make to increase; to promote the growth of.

  • Develop

    To change the form of, as of an algebraic expression, by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.

  • Develop

    To cause to become visible, as an invisible or latent image upon plate, by submitting it to chemical agents; to bring to view.

  • Develop (verb)

    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.

  • Develop (verb)

    To become apparent gradually; as, a picture on sensitive paper develops on the application of heat; the plans of the conspirators develop.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Develop (verb)

    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"

  • Develop (verb)

    work out;

    "We have developed a new theory of evolution"

  • Develop (verb)

    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"

  • Develop (verb)

    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"

  • Develop (verb)

    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"

  • Develop (verb)

    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"

  • Develop (verb)

    elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses;

    "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

  • Develop (verb)

    create by training and teaching;

    "The old master is training world-class violinists"

    "we develop the leaders for the future"

  • Develop (verb)

    be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest;

    "The plot developed slowly"

  • Develop (verb)

    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"

  • Develop (verb)

    become technologically advanced;

    "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"

    "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"

  • Develop (verb)

    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"

  • Develop (verb)

    generate gradually;

    "We must develop more potential customers"

    "develop a market for the new mobile phone"

  • Develop (verb)

    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"

  • Develop (verb)

    make visible by means of chemical solutions;

    "Please develop this roll of film for me"

  • Develop (verb)

    superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry

  • Develop (verb)

    move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions;

    "Spassky developed quickly"

  • Develop (verb)

    move into a strategically more advantageous position;

    "develop the rook"

  • Develop (verb)

    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"

  • Develop (verb)


    "Report the news as it develops"

    "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"

  • Develop (verb)

    expand in the form of a series;

    "Develop the function in the following form"

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