co·​de·​vel·​op | \ ˌkō-di-ˈvel-əp How to pronounce codevelop (audio) , -dē- \
variants: or co-develop
codeveloped or co-developed; codeveloping or co-developing

Definition of codevelop

transitive + intransitive

: to develop (something) by working with one or more others : to develop (something) jointly … the holding company will develop, codevelop, or lease most of the land.— Shawn Tully A team of engineers has co-developed a device that can translate sign language.

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Other Words from codevelop

codeveloper or co-developer noun, plural codevelopers or co-developers
a codeveloper of a new technique/system software co-developers

Examples of codevelop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web JUSTice Cream works with local organizations to codevelop ice cream flavors that reflect a social justice issue, said founder Hialy Gutierrez. Lauren Leazenby,, "JUSTice Cream offers sweet social justice model for nonprofits — and ice cream shops," 5 Aug. 2020 It was codeveloped with Oregon State University's robotics and engineering lab. Lauren Goode, Wired, "Sex-Tech Companies Are Having More Fun Than the Rest of Us at CES," 8 Jan. 2020 Hany Farid, a UC Berkeley professor who codeveloped PhotoDNA with Microsoft while at Dartmouth, says that program has demonstrated an important new model for tackling child pornography. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "How Facial Recognition Is Fighting Child Sex Trafficking," 19 June 2019 Both of those engines are hooked to Ford's excellent ten-speed automatic, which was codeveloped with GM and is showing up in its vehicles, too. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Diesel Truck Battle (Non-HD): F-150 Diesel Vs. Nissan Titan XD," 25 Jan. 2019 But another benchmark — codeveloped by Mr. Dongarra of the University of Tennessee — measures data-handling speed in applications. Steve Lohr, New York Times, "China Extends Lead as Most Prolific Supercomputer Maker," 25 June 2018 But another benchmark — codeveloped by Dongarra of the University of Tennessee — measures data-handling speed in applications. Steve Lohr, The Seattle Times, "China extends its lead as most prolific supercomputer maker," 25 June 2018 Japan’s biggest bank has codeveloped a new blockchain, or distributed financial ledger, to boost the speed and lower the cost of payments. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Japan's Biggest Bank to Switch on Blockchain Payments in 2020," 21 May 2018 Kia codeveloped Dynamax and introduced it on the 2011 Sportage. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, "2014 Kia Sorento Test Drive," 13 Feb. 2013

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First Known Use of codevelop

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Codevelop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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