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[v] 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"
[v] change the use of and make available or usable; "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"
[v] expand in the form of a series, in mathematics; "Develop the function in the following form"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] happen, as of an event; "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
[v] be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest; "The plot developed slowly";
[v] 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"
[v] become technologically advanced; "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
[v] elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
[v] move into a strategically more advantageous position, of a chess piece; "develop the rook"
[v] move one's chess pieces into strategically more advantageous positions; "Spassky developed quickly"
[v] superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
[v] generate gradually; "We must develop more potential customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone"
[v] work out; as of a theory or an idea; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
[v] 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"
[v] make visible by means of chemical solutions; of photographic film; "Please develop this roll of film for me"
[v] 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"

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