An example of develop is when a teenage girl grows into a woman.
An example of develop is when a primitive country begins to experience advancements in industry and medicine.
An example of develop is when you create a new product.
An example of develop is when you construct apartment buildings on land.
An instructor who develops the capabilities of each student.
The developing nations.
Isabel developed from a tropical depression to a tropical storm to a hurricane. An embryo develops into a fetus and then into an infant.
I have been in England enough to develop a British accent. You will develop calluses if you play the cello. She developed bad eating habits.
- To influence the behavior of toward a specific end.An investigator who develops witnesses through flattery and intimidation.
- To cause (a tract of land or a building) to serve a particular purpose.Developed the site as a community of condominiums.
- To make available and effective to fulfill a particular end or need.Develop the state's water resources to serve a growing population.
- To convert or transform.Developed the play into a movie.
Tension developed between students and faculty.
Reports the news as it develops.
Origin of develop
- French développer from Old French desveloper des- dis- voloper to wrap (possibly of Celtic origin)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French développer from Middle French desveloper, from Old French desveloper, from des- + voloper, veloper, vloper (“to wrap, wrap up”) (compare Italian -viluppare, Old Italian alternate form goluppare (“to wrap”)) from Vulgar Latin base *vlopp-, wlopp- "to wrap" ult. from Proto-Germanic *wrappan-, *wlappan- (“to wrap, roll up, turn, wind”), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- (“to turn, bend”) . Akin to Middle English wlappen (“to wrap, fold”) (Modern English lap "to wrap, involve, fold"), Middle English wrappen (“to wrap”), Middle Dutch lappen (“to wrap up, embrace”), Danish dialectal vravle (“to wind, twist”), Middle Low German wrempen (“to wrinkle, scrunch, distort”), Old English wearp (“warp”). The word acquired its modern meaning from the 17th century belief that an egg contains the animal in miniature and matures by growing larger and shedding its envelopes.