develop develop  /dɪ ˈvɛ ləp/


  1. (v) make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
  2. (v) work out
  3. (v) gain through experience
  4. (v) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
  5. (v) come into existence; take on form or shape
  6. (v) change the use of and make available or usable
  7. (v) elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
  8. (v) create by training and teaching
  9. (v) be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest
  10. (v) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
  11. (v) become technologically advanced
  12. (v) cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
  13. (v) generate gradually
  14. (v) grow emotionally or mature
  15. (v) make visible by means of chemical solutions
  16. (v) superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
  17. (v) move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
  18. (v) move into a strategically more advantageous position
  19. (v) elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme
  20. (v) happen
  21. (v) expand in the form of a series

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  1. The apparent purpose of these PRC tests was to develop smaller, lighter thermonuclear warheads, with an increased yield-to-weight ratio.
  2. Women may be more likely to develop cancer because of hormonal changes.
  3. Baghdad's first auction for the rights to develop its massive energy reserves is a flop, as economic and political factors restrain foreign investors.


  1. Lockheed Martin Selects Marotta Controls to Develop Power Conditioning Unit for Modernized M299 Launcher

    Marotta Controls announces that it has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to develop a rugged Power Conditioning Unit for its state-of-the-art M299 Modernization Program.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Ambrx and Zhejiang Medicine Co. Ltd. Form Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Ambrx's Antibody Drug Conjugate ...

    SAN DIEGO and SHANGHAI, June 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambrx and Zhejiang Medicine Co. Ltd. (ZMC) today announced that they have formed a collaboration to develop and commercialize ARX788, Ambrx's most ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Ford may develop new models as part of Lincoln brand revival

    By Deepa Seetharaman DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co may branch out and develop new models for Lincoln in fast-growing vehicle segments as part of the second-largest U.S. automaker's latest attempt to revive the struggling luxury brand and boost its profits. The company did not specify which vehicle segments it was targeting. But in a presentation to investors on Thursday, Ford showed in a ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "We need to work together to develop a strategy that does not leave Iraq in chaos and that protects our long-term interests in and hopes for the region," Gates said.
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Robert Gates Source: New Straits Times

  2. "I asked Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the Navy, a former governor of Mississippi, and a son of the Gulf, to develop a long-term Gulf Coast Restoration Plan as soon as possible," Obama said. "The plan will be designed by states, local...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Stars and Stripes (blog)

  3. "If Al Qaeda bothers to mention Iraq it's because they want to achieve their objectives in Iraq, which is to drive us out and to develop a safe haven. And the reason they want a safe haven is to launch attacks against America, or any other...
    on Sep 8, 2007 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

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