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One entry found for develop.
Entry Word: develop
Function: verb
Text: 1 to gradually become clearer or more detailed <as the story of the bombing developed, the scope of the tragedy became more apparent>
Synonyms evolve, unfold
Related Words advance, proceed, progress; mature, ripen; materialize
2 to come to have gradually <they developed a taste for green olives>
Synonyms acquire, cultivate, form
Related Words gain, get, obtain; achieve, attain, reach; foster, nourish, nurture, promote
Antonyms lose
3 to become mature <the roses are developing nicely in the garden> -- see MATURE
4 to express more fully and in greater detail <they developed the initial idea into a complete plan> -- see EXPAND 1