Synonyms for (verb) develop

Synonyms: grow, get, acquire, produce, develop

Definition: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

Usage: He grew a beard; The patient developed abdominal pains; I got funny spots all over my body; Well-developed breasts

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: develop, build up

Definition: change the use of and make available or usable

Usage: develop land; The country developed its natural resources; The remote areas of the country were gradually built up

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better

Definition: to make better

Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes


Synonyms: develop

Definition: expand in the form of a series

Usage: Develop the function in the following form

Similar words: expand

Definition: make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity

Usage: expand the house by adding another wing


Synonyms: develop

Definition: grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

Usage: 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

Similar words: grow

Definition: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

Usage: The problem grew too large for me; Her business grew fast


Synonyms: make grow, develop

Definition: cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

Usage: The perfect climate here develops the grain; He developed a new kind of apple

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: break, develop, recrudesce

Definition: happen

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

Similar words: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

Definition: come to pass

Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important


Synonyms: develop

Definition: be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest

Usage: The plot developed slowly;

Similar words: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

Definition: come to pass

Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important


Synonyms: develop

Definition: elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme

Usage: develop the melody and change the key

Similar words: elaborate, complicate, refine, rarify

Definition: make more complex, intricate, or richer

Usage: refine a design or pattern


Synonyms: develop, modernise, modernize

Definition: become technologically advanced

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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: grow, develop

Definition: grow emotionally or mature

Usage: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: develop, acquire, evolve

Definition: gain through experience

Usage: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: prepare, train, develop, educate

Definition: create by training and teaching

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

Similar words: teach, learn, instruct

Definition: impart skills or knowledge to

Usage: I taught them French; He instructed me in building a boat


Synonyms: develop, formulate, explicate

Definition: elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

Usage: Could you develop the ideas in your thesis

Similar words: theorise, theorize, suppose, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, conjecture

Definition: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

Usage: Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps


Synonyms: develop

Definition: move into a strategically more advantageous position

Usage: develop the rook

Similar words: play

Definition: participate in games or sport

Usage: We played hockey all afternoon; play cards; Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches


Synonyms: develop

Definition: move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions

Usage: Spassky developed quickly

Similar words: play

Definition: participate in games or sport

Usage: We played hockey all afternoon; play cards; Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches


Synonyms: develop

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

Similar words: superimpose, superpose, lay over

Definition: place on top of

Usage: can you superimpose the two images?


Synonyms: develop

Definition: generate gradually

Usage: We must develop more potential customers; develop a market for the new mobile phone

Similar words: bring forth, generate

Definition: bring into existence

Usage: The new manager generated a lot of problems; The computer bug generated chaos in the office; The computer generated this image; The earthquake generated a tsunami


Synonyms: germinate, evolve, develop

Definition: work out

Usage: We have developed a new theory of evolution

Similar words: create by mental act, create mentally

Definition: create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands


Synonyms: develop

Definition: make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation

Usage: Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather; They developed a new technique

Similar words: create

Definition: bring into existence

Usage: The company was created 25 years ago; He created a new movement in painting


Synonyms: develop

Definition: make visible by means of chemical solutions

Usage: Please develop this roll of film for me

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: grow, arise, originate, spring up, develop, uprise, rise

Definition: come into existence; take on form or shape

Usage: 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

Similar words: become

Definition: come into existence

Usage: What becomes has duration