Synonyms for (verb) work up

Synonyms: work up, get up

Definition: develop

Usage: we worked up an as of an appetite

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: work out, work up

Definition: come up with

Usage: His colleagues worked out his interesting idea; We worked up an ad for our client

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: work up, progress, build, build up

Definition: form or accumulate steadily

Usage: Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly; Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: build, build up, ramp up, work up

Definition: bolster or strengthen

Usage: We worked up courage; build up confidence; ramp up security in the airports

Similar words: increase

Definition: make bigger or more

Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted