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To advance or to promote the growth of
“He knew that he would need to develop his skills if he was to compete with the other athletes.”
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To gradually increase in detail
“Let us first analyze the facts as they develop before making a decision.”
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To produce or bring about
“We need to develop a plan of action to rectify this issue.”
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To design or plan an approach for a given task or project
“Let's develop some ideas for our new website design.”
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To express in greater detail
“It all started with a small idea that the artist would then develop into a full-blown masterpiece.”
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To acquire something usually over a period of time
“I began to develop an appreciation for spices after spending several years in India.”
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To come into being as a result of something
“The fetus will develop from an embryo prior to becoming an infant.”
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To create by training or teaching
“The institute's goal is to develop world-class musicians.”
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To become mature
“After distillation, whiskies develop in their cask to acquire their chemical makeup and taste.”
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To become ill with
“He would tragically develop the crippling disease in his twenties.”
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To build, renovate or refurbish
“Our plan is to develop these shop lots into residential units and apartments.”
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(of countries) To become technologically advanced
“The prime minister was keen to develop his country to better compete with the more advanced nations.”
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