Synonyms of develop
1 growDictionary • Children develop at different rates.
grow • The economy continues to grow.
advance • The country has advanced from a rural society to an industrial power.
progress • He came round to see how our work was progressing.
spread • The sense of fear is spreading in residential neighbourhoods.
expand • Water expands as it freezes.
mature • Their songwriting has matured.
evolve • Popular music evolved from folk songs.
thrive • Today his company continues to thrive.
flourish • Business soon flourished.
bloom • She bloomed into an utterly beautiful creature.
blossom • Why do some people take longer than others to blossom?
burgeon • Japan's burgeoning satellite-TV industry
ripen • I'm waiting for the apples to ripen.
2 resultDictionary • a problem which developed from a leg injury
result • Many hair problems result from what you eat.
follow • If the explanation is right, two things will follow.
arise • if a problem arises later in pregnancy
issue • A tinny voice issued from a speaker.
happen • We cannot say for sure what will happen.
spring • The art springs from the country's Muslim heritage.
break out • He was 29 when war broke out.
ensue • A brief but violent scuffle ensued.
come about • Any possible solution to the Irish question can only come about through dialogue.
be a direct result of
3 establishDictionary • her dreams of developing her own business
establish • They established the school in 1989.
promote • His country will do everything possible to promote peace.
initiate • They wanted to initiate a discussion on economics.
cultivate • Try to cultivate a positive mental attitude.
inaugurate • They inaugurated the first ever scheduled flights.
set in motion
4 formDictionary • She developed a taste for expensive nightclubs.
form • It is easier to form good habits than to break bad ones.
start • Now is probably as good a time as any to start a business.
begin • The fate line begins close to the wrist.
contract • As we move our bodies, our muscles contract and relax.
establish • He has established himself as a pivotal figure in US politics.
breed • If they are unemployed it's bound to breed resentment.
generate • The minister said the reforms would generate new jobs.
foster • They are keen to foster trading links with the West.
originate • The disease originated in Africa.
5 fall ill with • He developed pneumonia after a bout of flu.
fall ill with
get • When I was five I got measles.
catch • The more stress you are under, the more likely you are to catch a cold.
contract • He contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion.
be infected with
go down with (British, informal)
come down with
be struck down with
be stricken with
be taken ill with
6 produceDictionary • Several countries developed nuclear weapons secretly.
produce • The company produces circuitry for communications systems.
make • They now make cars at two plants in Europe.
create • He's creating a whole new language of painting
turn out • It turned out that I knew the person who got shot.
manufacture • The first three models are being manufactured at our factory in Manchester.
construct • The boxes should be constructed from rough-sawn timber.
invent • He invented the first electric clock.
compose • He started at once to compose a reply to her letter.
originate • No-one knows who originated this story.
fabricate • All the tools are fabricated from high-quality steel.
7 expandDictionary • They allowed me to develop their original idea.
expand • We can expand the size of the image.
improve • The weather is beginning to improve.
perfect • He worked hard to perfect his drawing technique.
extend • They have added three new products to extend their range.
work out • Things didn't work out as planned.
polish • Polish up your writing skills on a one-week course.
reinforce • Troops and police have been reinforced.
supplement • I suggest supplementing your diet with vitamins E and A.
elaborate • The plan was elaborated by five members of the council.
unfold • The outcome depends on conditions as well as how events unfold.
enlarge • plans to enlarge the park into a 30,000 all-seater stadium
broaden • We must broaden our appeal.
amplify • Intelligent guesswork must be used to amplify the facts.
augment • She was searching for a way to augment her income.
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advanceTo advance means to make progress, especially in your knowledge of something.
• The country has advanced from a rural society to an industrial power.
• Intelligent guesswork must be used to amplify the facts.
go into detail,
ariseIf a situation or problem arises, it begins to exist or people start to become aware of it.
• if a problem arises later in pregnancy
Thesaurus for develop from the Collins English Thesaurus
to come or bring to a later or more advanced or expanded stage; grow or cause to grow gradually