to gradually grow or become bigger, more advanced, stronger, etc.; to make sth do this
The child is developing normally.
The place has rapidly developed from a small fishing community into a thriving tourist resort.
She developed the company from nothing.
新思想 / 产品
to think of or produce a new idea, product, etc. and make it successful
The company develops and markets new software.
to begin to have sth such as a disease or a problem; to start to affect sb/sth
Her son developed asthma when he was two.
The car developed engine trouble and we had to stop.
to start to happen or change, especially in a bad way
A crisis was rapidly developing in the Gulf.
We need more time to see how things develop before we take action.
to start to have a skill, ability, quality, etc. that becomes better and stronger; to become better and stronger
He's developed a real flair for management.
Their relationship has developed over a number of years.
to build new houses, factories, etc. on an area of land, especially land that was not being used effectively before
The site is being developed by a French company.
to make an idea, a story, etc. clearer by explaining it further
She develops the theme more fully in her later books.
to treat film which has been used to take photographs with chemicals so that the pictures can be seen
I had the film developed yesterday.
These words all mean to make sth from parts or materials, or to cause sth to exist or happen.
to create or prepare sth by combining materials or putting parts together; to cause sth to exist or happen
She makes her own clothes.
She made a good impression on the interviewer.
to make sth exist or happen, especially sth new that did not exist before
Scientists disagree about how the universe was created.
make or create?
Make is a more general word and is more often used for physical things: you would usually make a table/dress/cake but create jobs/wealth . You can use create for sth physical in order to emphasize how original or unusual the object is.
Try this new dish, created by our head chef.
(used especially in business contexts) to think of and produce a new product
to develop new software
to make things to be sold; to create sth using skill
a factory that produces microchips
to produce or create sth, especially power, money or ideas
to generate electricity
Brainstorming is a good way of generating ideas.
[often passive] to make sth from sth else; to make sth into sth else
Rearrange the letters to form a new word.
The chain is formed from 136 links.
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
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
近义词: build up
expand in the form of a series
- Develop the function in the following form
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
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
近义词: make grow
- Report the news as it develops
- These political movements recrudesce from time to time
be gradually disclosed or unfolded;become manifest
- The plot developed slowly
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
become technologically advanced
- Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace
- Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly
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
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
create by training and teaching
- The old master is training world-class violinists
- we develop the leaders for the future
elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
- Could you develop the ideas in your thesis
move into a strategically more advantageous position
- develop the rook
move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
- Spassky developed quickly
superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
- We must develop more potential customers
- develop a market for the new mobile phone
- We have developed a new theory of evolution
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
make visible by means of chemical solutions
- Please develop this roll of film for me
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
近义词: originate,arise,rise,uprise,spring up,grow