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develop

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1 to gradually become clearer or more detailed
  • as the story of the bombing developed, the scope of the tragedy became more apparent

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2 to come to have gradually
  • the youngster developed a taste for green olives

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3 to become mature
  • the wine is developing nicely in the new oak barrels

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4 to express more fully and in greater detail
  • marketing people developed the initial idea into a complete promotional campaign

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5 to produce or bring about especially by long or repeated effort
  • outside consultants helped the company develop an effective marketing strategy

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The first known use of develop was in 1714

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“Develop.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/develop. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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