Complete Definition of "develop"

English

Etymology
From F. développer < MF. desveloper (English disvelop) < OF. desveloper.

Pronunciation
IPA|/dÉËvÉlÉp/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉlÉp|-ÉlÉp

Verb
en-verb

  1. To progress.

#: Let's see how things develop and then make our decision.

  1. To progress through a sequence of stages.

#: Isabel developed from a tropical depression to a tropical storm to a hurricane.
#: An embryo develops into a fetus and then into an infant.

  1. To create.

#: I need to develop a plan for the next three weeks.

  1. To bring out images latent in photographic film.

#: Please develop this roll of film.

  1. context|Chess To place ones pieces actively.

#: I need to develop my white-square bishop.

  1. context|snooker|pool To cause a ball to become more open and available to be played on later. Usually by moving it away from the cushion, or by opening a pack.

Translations
trans-top|to progress
Czech: vyvíjet se
Finnish: kehittää
French: se développer
German: entwickeln
Hebrew: ×××ª×¤×ª× (lehitpateakh)
trans-mid
Malay: hasil
Russian: ÑазвиваÑÑÑÑ (razvivát'sja) (imp.)/ÑазвиÑÑÑÑ (razvít'sja) (pf.)
Slovene: razviti
Swedish: utveckla
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trans-top|to progress through stages
Czech: vyvíjet se
Finnish: kehittyä
German: sich entwickeln
Hebrew: ×××ª×¤×ª× (lehitpateakh)
trans-mid
Malay: hasil
Russian: ÑазвиваÑÑÑÑ (razvivát'sja) (imp.)/ÑазвиÑÑÑÑ (razvít'sja) (pf.)
Slovene: razviti
Swedish: utveckla
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trans-top|to create
Czech: vyvíjet
Finnish: kehittää
German: entwickeln
trans-mid
Malay: hasil, buat
Russian: ÑазвиваÑÑ (razvivát') (imp.)/ÑазвиÑÑ (razvít') (pf.), ÑазÑабаÑÑваÑÑ (razrabátyvat') (imp.)/ÑазÑабоÑаÑÑ (razrabótat') (pf.)
Slovene: razviti
Swedish: utveckla
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trans-top|to bring out photographic images
Czech: vyvíjet
Finnish: kehittää
French: développer
German: entwickeln
Hebrew: ××¤×ª× (lefateakh)
trans-mid
Malay: cuci
Slovene: razviti
Swedish: framkalla
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trans-top|(chess) to place one's pieces actively
German: entwickeln
trans-mid
Russian: ÑазвиваÑÑ (razvivát') (imp.)/ÑазвиÑÑ (razvít') (pf.)
Slovene: razviti
Swedish: utveckla
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Translations to be checked

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ttbc|Chinese: åå±
ttbc|Ido: developar
ttbc|Spanish: desarrollar

Related terms
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