Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) develop (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"
- S: (v) evolve, germinate, develop (work out) "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
- S: (v) develop, acquire, evolve (gain through experience) "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
- S: (v) grow, develop, produce, get, acquire (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"
- S: (v) originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow (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"
- S: (v) build up, develop (change the use of and make available or usable) "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"
- S: (v) explicate, formulate, develop (elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses) "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
- S: (v) train, develop, prepare, educate (create by training and teaching) "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
- S: (v) develop (be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest) "The plot developed slowly"
- S: (v) develop (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"
- S: (v) modernize, modernise, develop (become technologically advanced) "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"
- S: (v) develop, make grow (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"
- S: (v) develop (generate gradually) "We must develop more potential customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone"
- S: (v) develop, grow (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"
- S: (v) develop (make visible by means of chemical solutions) "Please develop this roll of film for me"
- S: (v) develop (superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry)
- S: (v) develop (move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions) "Spassky developed quickly"
- S: (v) develop (move into a strategically more advantageous position) "develop the rook"
- S: (v) develop (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"
- S: (v) break, recrudesce, develop (happen) "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
- S: (v) develop (expand in the form of a series) "Develop the function in the following form"