Definition of 'develop'


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1. intransitive To change with a specific direction, progress.

2. intransitive To progress through a sequence of stages.

3. In photography, to induce the chemical changes in (the film of a plate which has been exposed in the camera or of a gelatino-bromide print) necessary to cause a latent image or picture to become visible, and, in the ease of a negative, to assume proper density to admit of reproduction by a process of printing.

4. In biology, to evolve; accomplish an evolutionary process or result.

5. In biology, to cause to go through the process of natural evolution from a previous and lower stage, or from un embryonic state to a later and more complex or perfect one.

6. To become apparent; show itself: as, his schemes developed at length; specifically, in photography, to become visible, as a picture under the process of development. See development

7. To advance from one stage to another by a process of natural or inherent evolution; specifically, in biology, to pass from the lowest stage through others of greater maturity toward the perfect or finished state: as, the fetus develops in the womb; the seed develops into the plant.

8. In mathematics:

9. To uncover or unfold gradually; lay open by successive steps; disclose or mate known in detail, as something not apparent or withheld from notice; bring or work out in full: as, the general began to develop the plan of his operations; to develop a plot; to develop an idea.

10. To come gradually to light; be disclosed.

11. To come gradually into existence or activity.

12. To influence the behavior of toward a specific end.

13. To bring from latency to or toward fulfillment.

14. To increase or expand.

15. To cause (a tract of land or a building) to serve a particular purpose.

16. To bring into being gradually.

17. To cause gradually to acquire a specific role, function, or form, as.

18. To cause to become more complex or intricate; add detail and fullness to; elaborate.

19. Music To elaborate (a theme) with rhythmic and harmonic variations.

20. To produce (a photographic image) by use of a photosensitive medium or by printing from a digital file.

21. To acquire secondary sex characteristics. Used especially of a girl.

22. To progress from earlier to later stages of a life cycle.

23. To improve the quality of; refine.

24. To progress from earlier to later stages of evolution.

25. To set forth or clarify by degrees.

26. Games To move (a chess piece) to or toward a more strategic position.

27. To aid in the growth of; strengthen.

28. To make available and effective to fulfill a particular end or need.

29. To improve; advance.

30. To process (a photosensitive medium such as exposed film) in order to produce a photographic image.

31. To grow by degrees into a more advanced or mature state.

32. To expand or enlarge.

33. To convert or transform.

34. To come to have gradually; acquire.

35. To become affected with; contract.

36. To become apparent gradually

37. 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

38. 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

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

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

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

42. 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

43. (Geom.) to produce on the plane an equivalent surface, as if by rolling the curved surface so that all parts shall successively touch the plane.


1. Well, it will be the same for you, for I expect you to develop into a beautiful young woman.

2. It seemed a reasonably informative way of letting things develop.

3. Elizabeth had been leaning on them to develop some intelligence.

4. Pulping seems like an incentive to too much turnover of stock and a disincentive to let a title develop a following before it's replaced with the next hopeful big hit.

5. The Itahari-based Swagat Tol Bikas Sanstha (STBS) today honoured the elderly to what it calls develop positive and respectful attitude towards them, to mark its fourth anniversary.

6. Familial adenomatous polyposisis characterized by the presence of gastrointestinal polyps, abnormal tissue growths that develop from the lining of the large and small intestines, and less commonly, the stomach.

7. Can Club Penguin develop the communication skills of kids shy in real-life?

8. A sperm cell has no individual identity - a human being cannot develop from a sperm cell, and its genetic information can make a contribution to the identity of a person only in the presence of an egg cell.

9. Though tornadoes did not materialize overnight, the atmosphere remains humid and unstable and thunderstorms capable of rotating may once again develop this afternoon.

10. Retinoblasts develop from a single cell during the early development of an infant in the womb.

11. ‘Eventually as the tree matures, it will develop into a fine spreading type.’

12. ‘But how many have developed into mature teachers of the type described above?’

13. ‘The lads responded and a motley crew matured and developed into a squad to be proud of.’

14. ‘As a new site feature, these blogs will grow and develop into living, breathing areas for the exchange of links, thoughts, and information.’

15. ‘Alyssa was my daughter, and though she gave me quite a stir in her teen years, as she matured she developed into a fine young woman.’

16. ‘From a laughing teenager she developed into a mature gymnast whose work took on something of an academic quality.’

17. ‘As he grew he developed into a fine-looking man, and his master's wife noticed.’

18. ‘The beautiful bougainvillea can be trained as a small shrub, or if left to grow, will develop into a massive hanging vine.’

19. ‘In the late nineteenth century these movements developed into forms of religious nationalism.’

20. ‘The Bills hope he can rapidly develop into their starting quarterback and serve that role for many, many years.’

21. ‘It started quite innocently - a small twinge developed into a spreading stiffness across my lower back.’

22. ‘Some of these became reform socialists, while others began movements which were to develop into parties.’

23. ‘It was difficult for new black associations to mature and develop nationally or to elaborate specific programmes.’

24. ‘Other places of its kind have gone the same road and after sale have been developed into thriving places of business.’

25. ‘Precisely in this period the social democratic movement developed into the most influential political party.’

26. ‘The analogy is broadly applicable: good designing is a skill developed in the field, not in a tournament.’

27. ‘Four years at college used to develop well-rounded individuals, mature athletes with knowledge of a world beyond their own disciplines.’

28. ‘Caterpillars grown from larvae and chrysalises developed into butterflies.’

29. ‘As she grows up and matures, you will notice many of these childhood traits develop into adult ones.’

30. ‘There is no minimum age and there is also a novice class for all ages to keep the playing field level as skills develop.’

31. ‘I cannot help but wonder why even as the country developed economically, the peasants are not receiving any benefits?’

32. ‘Any effort to help poor countries develop should start by making them aware of the importance of trade and integration.’

33. ‘As poorer countries develop and stabilise, our security will improve and our own economy grow through increased trading opportunities.’

34. ‘Our country is developing well and will meet the criteria for the membership of the union by then.’

35. ‘Poor countries cannot develop, cannot increase their income when so much of their labor force is decimated.’

36. ‘Firstly, reciprocal trade liberalisation will not help poor countries develop.’

37. ‘Certainly, China, India and some other emerging countries are developing fast.’

38. ‘As these countries develop, an influx of global food retailers is likely to relegate peanuts to the role of a cash crop, to produce ground nut oil.’

39. ‘But what better way was there to have the country develop, open up and gradually change?’

40. ‘If this were to be accomplished this country would develop at a speedy rate.’

41. ‘A relative majority is convinced that a country develops better, not only when it protects equality of opportunity, but also when it strives for equality of outcome.’

42. ‘There are so many Ghanians who would wish to see our country develop to the level that we see in other parts of the world.’

43. ‘The Balinese tourism industry would be destroyed and the island, now poor but developing, would be plunged into primitive semi-starvation.’

44. ‘Seeing how the country has developed over time gives us a chance to make changes to improve the health of the world around us.’

45. ‘Non-Muslims, so that our countries may develop we need to bring success to everybody.’

46. ‘Many people infected with HIV in developing countries develop TB as the first manifestation of AIDS.’

47. ‘Similarly, the effort to realise his vision by 2020 would see the country develop into a great nation.’

48. ‘Bulgaria was developing well in economic terms and was meeting the requirements for joining the EU in 2007, Zalm said.’

49. ‘Over time, however, it has been realized that sometimes as a nation develops, it requires more aid to work its way through the development process.’

50. ‘Richmond council's plans to develop land in and around Crane Valley has been left in shreds by the government inspector.’

51. ‘The public of Bradford need to know the true facts regarding plans to develop the land at West Bowling Golf Club.’

52. ‘Locally, he was involved in the Walton Green Inquiry, organising an appeal against a council decision to develop the land in the area.’

53. ‘Now that the area has built up, the officials want to develop the land.’

54. ‘While they built the home in their minds, they continued to develop the land with their hands.’

55. ‘Kellegher said he is aware of some farmers in the greater Dublin area who are looking to develop their own land.’

56. ‘The only basis on which it is possible for me to undertake the shopping centre is by developing the lands surrounding the premises as two small residential schemes.’

57. ‘Managers of the Hulton Estate say they have no plans to build houses on Lee Hall but could take steps to develop the land within the next five years.’

58. ‘South Ayrshire Council is not opposed to sporting clubs developing vacant land, even if a proposal is controversial or against planning policies.’

59. ‘Talks are taking place about developing the land known locally as the Whatley's site as part of a village centre regeneration scheme.’

60. ‘The article details the efforts of a local artist who gathered 500 signatures of those opposed to developing the land.’

61. ‘There are at least three groups of farmers who are developing the land.’

62. ‘He's also leery of reserve land being developed in such a way.’

63. ‘We're into real estate, developing the land around the arena.’

64. ‘It is developing marginal land, and is doing so very successfully.’

65. ‘Much of the land was developed and legally occupied by residents who fought their removal by eminent domain.’

66. ‘At present, each individual parcel of land is developed in a different manner.’

67. ‘Trees were not felled or cleared to develop agricultural land.’

68. ‘West Wiltshire District Council is holding a further consultation period on proposals to develop an area of land south of Paxcroft Mead.’

69. ‘It's all part of a master plan to develop this area of the Territory over the next decade or so.’

70. ‘The AA said the award reflects the hotel group's ‘outstanding commitment to improving and developing their hotels’.’

71. ‘Work is underway at this stage on improving and developing facilities at Ballyduff GAA grounds, Kildermody.’

72. ‘Such interest has seen many hotel chains develop their facilities.’

73. ‘Shui On will develop office and residential buildings in the Xintiandi area, one of the hottest restaurant and bar areas in Shanghai.’

74. ‘The committee now hope to develop a sheltered housing facility following the conclusive findings of the report.’

75. ‘Kerzner International says it will spend about R6 billion on developing the casino along with two others in Manchester and Glasgow.’

76. ‘The police are looking for more help from corporates and institutions to develop the remaining station buildings in the city.’

77. ‘The money was used to develop hospitals, education enterprises and improve agriculture in Kitui.’

78. ‘The consortium headed by Mr Smyth would be looking to develop hotel facilities adjoining the stadium.’

79. ‘The council are wanting the football club to take a more incremental approach to developing the stadium, including keeping the running track and building temporary stands.’

80. ‘It is not shaped and limited by words and it gives Menotti a chance to develop his musical themes instead of just moving from one to another.’

81. ‘A lengthy Allegro moderato develops the themes rather well although one cannot claim that we are re-discovering a masterpiece.’

82. ‘Maid Of Gold and Things Told only reinforce the atmospheric canvas of this album, simply developing the melodies and soundscapes to reassess their compositions.’

83. ‘In them, Griswold develops a theme, plays with it briefly, and then lets it fade before it is completely exhausted.’

84. ‘The band trades off leadership, but they spend less time developing themes and making statements than you might expect.’

85. ‘The words may come later but he was developing a melody that seemed to haunt him with its need to be played.’

86. ‘In cases when Cex tries to develop a melody, it remains somewhat buried in the mix underneath the bass heavy beats.’

87. ‘Dark harmonically and orchestrally, unfortunately it fails to develop a good musical idea into a more evolved work.’

88. ‘For some patients, the experience of developing a chronic illness may mean they are unable to function in the role that their doctor expects.’

89. ‘The urge develops because past pleasurable experience and related benefits from the substance or activity are expected to reoccur on the next occasion.’

90. ‘After that he began to develop an interest in cosmetics.’

91. ‘It takes a long time to develop knowledge and experience.’

92. ‘Youth develop tobacco addiction and experience withdrawal symptoms similar to adults when they try to abstain from smoking.’

93. ‘But since we live in a world in which diseases do exist, we develop defenses against it.’

94. ‘Shared Experience have developed a reputation for presenting great classics with fresh understanding and clarity.’

95. ‘They don't develop a knowledge of the victim's experience and therefore they don't develop victim empathy and a sense of remorse and guilt.’

96. ‘Posttraumatic stress disorder develops in response to experiencing, witnessing or even learning about a terrifying event.’

97. ‘Only when there is a particular abnormality within that gene does the possibility of developing the disease exist.’

98. ‘He's also developing valuable career experience as a global expert for his company.’

99. ‘However, some patients have developed leukemia following treatment with G-CSF.’

100. ‘Through this experience, I developed boldness and confidence for fighting with humans.’

101. ‘Following mobilisation he developed new interests and allegiances in an army research unit.’

102. ‘Sometimes we act on prejudices that we have developed from earlier experiences.’

103. ‘Results: 135 patients developed pressure ulcers during four weeks after admission.’

104. ‘After recent experiences, I have developed a phobia for knots, and I try to reduce the number as much as possible.’

105. ‘After much experience she had developed a gift for spotting fakes by just looking at them.’

106. ‘Out of that experience, Myles developed a love of nature which led him into bushwalking.’

107. ‘About five years later, Emmy-Lou developed a cancerous growth in her mouth.’

108. ‘They have interviewed a woman from the audience of the BBC1 programme Question Time who claimed to have seen the images while developing a film at a photographic laboratory.’

109. ‘Once an exposure is made the paper or film is developed to produce an image.’

110. ‘Images of film that has been developed are captured by image sensing.’

111. ‘If I could have my own darkroom, I'd develop my own film and print my work myself.’

112. ‘For the first time, the cost of tape libraries and media for storing and retrieving check images has fallen below the film and developing cost of microfilm.’

113. ‘However, he knew that he would never completely give up his film camera; he had too much fun watching his images come in when he was developing his own film.’

114. ‘After exposure, the paper is developed, cleared, toned, fixed, washed and dried.’

115. ‘One of Gene's hobbies is buying old derelict cameras and developing any exposed film that comes with them.’

116. ‘Ian Balloch of Grangemouth reported that he had found a camera, developed the film and discovered pictures of York Minster.’

117. ‘The latent images formed were developed chemically and fixed.’

118. ‘When the film is developed, these layers are exposed to chemicals that dye the layers of film.’

119. ‘I was an inquisitive boy and soon discovered that I could save pocket money by developing my own films and making contact prints using an old-fashioned printing frame.’

120. ‘Within each of these layers there are dyes which are released when the film is developed.’

121. ‘Nadia spent the rest of the day developing her film.’

122. ‘After developing the film he then sifts through the stills and waits to see which ones stir memories of powerful emotions.’

123. ‘The fingerprint is visualized by placing an X-ray plate over the filter and developing the film.’

124. ‘I would get asked to make sure it was torn up when I developed my film.’

125. ‘Though there was no instant replay at the time, there was replay - but it took 24 hours to develop the film.’

126. ‘Ernest Wells taught his son how to develop films, including daylight prints that harnessed the rays of the sun.’

127. ‘The two men would develop the film in a room at the back of the Empire Theatre.’

128. ‘Black breaks the pin caused by White's dark-squared Bishop while developing a piece and preparing to castle.’

129. ‘Black's pawns point towards the queenside, where he enjoys more space and has developed his pieces.’

130. ‘This develops a piece, adds to White's control over d5, gets a step closer to castling, and also takes aim at the Black King.’

131. ‘Who is going to move the Queen out first when not a single other piece is developed?’

132. ‘He develops his pieces quickly and prepares to castle.’

133. develop land

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