develop


develop (http://definr.com/develop)

     v 1: 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"
     2: work out; as of a theory or an idea; "We have developed a
        new theory of evolution" [syn: evolve]
     3: acquire or build up traits or characteristics: "Children
        must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed
        leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a
        passion for painting" [syn: evolve]
     4: 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" [syn: grow, produce, get, acquire]
     5: 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" [syn: originate,
         arise, rise, uprise, spring up, grow]
     6: change the use of and make available or usable; "develop
        land"; "The country developed its natural resources"
     7: elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop
        the ideas in your thesis" [syn: explicate, formulate]
     8: create by training and teaching; "The old master is training
        world-class violinists; "we develop the leaders for the
        future" [syn: train, prepare, educate]
     9: be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest; "The
        plot developed slowly";
     10: 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"
     11: make a country technologically advanced; "Many countries in
         Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam
         is modernizing rapidly" [syn: civilize, civilise, modernize,
          modernise]
     12: 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" [syn: {make
         grow}]
     13: generate gradually; "We must develop more potential
         customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone"
     14: 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" [syn: grow]
     15: make visible by means of chemical solutions; of photographic
         film; "Please develop this roll of film for me"
     16: superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without
         stretching, in geometry
     17: move one's chess pieces into strategically more advantageous
         positions; "Spassky developed quickly"
     18: move into a strategically more advantageous position, of a
         chess piece; "develop the rook"
     19: 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"
     20: happen, as of an event; "Report the news as it develops";
         "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
         [syn: break, recrudesce]
     21: expand in the form of a series, in mathematics; "Develop the
         function in the following form"