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Synonyms for developdɪˈvɛl əp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. develop(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

  2. evolve, germinate, develop(verb)

    work out

    "We have developed a new theory of evolution"

    Synonyms:
    rise, spud, burgeon forth, grow, educate, produce, shoot, spring up, sprout, explicate, make grow, develop, acquire, evolve, arise, germinate, break, modernise, train, bourgeon, get, originate, build up, uprise, modernize, recrudesce, formulate, pullulate, prepare

  3. develop, acquire, evolve(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rise, adopt, grow, educate, produce, gain, acquire, modernise, win, explicate, make grow, develop, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, learn, break, train, assume, build up, get, originate, take on, take, larn, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

  4. grow, develop, produce, get, acquire(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    take, arrest, make, mature, mystify, experience, develop, take on, explicate, draw, assume, stupefy, have, arise, become, formulate, learn, receive, larn, scram, prepare, uprise, go, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, fix, pay back, spring up, suffer, sustain, stick, set about, create, bring out, raise, get under one's skin, incur, gain, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, beat, adopt, start, set out, win, rise, buzz off, train, modernize, make grow, originate, bring about, bring, bewilder, mother, induce, modernise, catch, bugger off, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, get, generate, turn, find, vex, germinate, baffle, recrudesce, start out, convey, capture, aim, let, perplex, bring on, gravel, fetch, begin, father, amaze, commence, get down, build up, arrive, produce, acquire, come, educate, evolve, maturate, break, pay off, pose, give rise, cause, farm, nonplus

  5. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    turn, start, bristle, mature, rise, get, build up, prepare, stand up, climb up, uprise, maturate, acquire, go up, rebel, surface, lift, arise, spring up, farm, come up, grow, originate, train, evolve, modernize, bob up, resurrect, ascend, initiate, develop, climb, heighten, make grow, break, get up, prove, germinate, move up, turn out, jump, raise, formulate, modernise, rear, produce, mount, rise up, wax, recrudesce, educate, explicate

  6. build up, develop(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rise, fortify, grow, educate, produce, progress, modernize, spring up, modernise, explicate, make grow, arm, acquire, evolve, build, germinate, develop, break, train, uprise, build up, get, originate, gird, ramp up, recrudesce, formulate, arise, work up, prepare

  7. explicate, formulate, develop(verb)

    elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

    "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, explain, train, acquire, invent, explicate, make grow, develop, excogitate, evolve, arise, germinate, articulate, devise, break, modernise, spring up, phrase, build up, get, originate, give voice, contrive, word, forge, uprise, modernize, recrudesce, formulate, prepare

  8. train, develop, prepare, educate(verb)

    create by training and teaching

    "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"

    Synonyms:
    rail, rise, originate, coach, prepare, get, build up, civilise, cook, fix, develop, uprise, get up, gear up, organize, take, recrudesce, civilize, make, arise, spring up, modernize, grow, take aim, train, evolve, trail, groom, aim, explicate, direct, organise, produce, germinate, ready, set up, school, discipline, modernise, make grow, cultivate, break, condition, formulate, set, machinate, educate, devise, acquire, check

  9. develop(verb)

    be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest

    "The plot developed slowly";

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

  10. develop(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

  11. modernize, modernise, develop(verb)

    become technologically advanced

    "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, overhaul, spring up, modernise, explicate, make grow, develop, acquire, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, modernize, recrudesce, formulate, prepare

  12. develop, make grow(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, develop, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

  13. develop(verb)

    generate gradually

    "We must develop more potential customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone"

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

  14. develop, grow(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, mature, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, develop, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, raise, maturate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, turn, farm, prepare

  15. develop(verb)

    make visible by means of chemical solutions

    "Please develop this roll of film for me"

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

  16. develop(verb)

    superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

  17. develop(verb)

    move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions

    "Spassky developed quickly"

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

  18. develop(verb)

    move into a strategically more advantageous position

    "develop the rook"

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

  19. develop(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

  20. break, recrudesce, develop(verb)

    happen

    "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"

    Synonyms:
    crack, break away, give way, soften, reveal, modernize, develop, unwrap, conk out, uprise, collapse, die, formulate, transgress, founder, weaken, spring up, discover, snap off, stop, go, demote, break out, separate, split, give away, damp, smash, interrupt, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, let on, grow, get around, wear out, cave in, prepare, break-dance, rise, break up, check, make grow, give out, break in, give, split up, train, modernise, better, burst, go bad, get, breach, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, germinate, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, originate, break down, explicate, fall in, arise, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, kick downstairs, part, build up, infract, produce, fail, come apart, bankrupt, acquire, educate, evolve, expose, break, discontinue, intermit, wear

  21. develop(verb)

    expand in the form of a series

    "Develop the function in the following form"

    Synonyms:
    rise, grow, educate, produce, acquire, modernise, explicate, make grow, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. develop

    Amplify is now rarely used in the sense of increase, to add material substance, bulk, volume, or the like; it is now almost wholly applied to discourse or writing, signifying to make fuller in statement, whether with or without adding matter of importance, as by stating fully what was before only implied, or by adding illustrations to make the meaning more readily apprehended, etc. The chief difficulty of very young writers is to amplify, to get beyond the bare curt statement by developing, expanding, unfolding the thought. The chief difficulty of those who have more material and experience is to condense sufficiently. So, in the early days of our literature amplify was used in the favorable sense; but at present this word and most kindred words are coming to share the derogatory meaning that has long attached to expatiate. We may develop a thought, expand an illustration, extend a discussion, expatiate on a hobby, dilate on something joyous or sad, enlarge a volume, unfold a scheme, widen the range of treatment.

    Synonyms:
    amplify, augment, dilate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, extend, increase, unfold, widen

    Antonyms:
    abbreviate, abridge, amputate, boil down, condense, curtail, cut down, epitomize, reduce, retrench, sum up, summarize

    Preposition:
    To amplify on or upon the subject is needless. Amplify this matter by illustrations.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. develop(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    unfold, evolve, disclose, exhibit, unravel, disentangle, make known, lay open

  2. develop(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cause to grow, advance to maturity

  3. develop(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    unfold, open, grow, be developed


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