Synonyms and Antonyms of develop

  1. 1 to gradually become clearer or more detailed as the story of the bombing developed, the scope of the tragedy became more apparent Synonyms elaborate, evolve, unfold Related Words advance, fare, forge, get along, get on, march, proceed, progress; blossom, grow, mature, ripen; materialize; emerge, play out

  2. 2 to come to have gradually the youngster developed a taste for green olives Synonyms acquire, cultivate, form Related Words absorb, adopt, embrace, take in, take on; gain, get, obtain; achieve, attain, reach; foster, nourish, nurture, promote Near Antonyms abandon, desert, forsake; cast, discard, ditch, dump, fling (off or away), jettison, junk, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (also sluff), throw away, throw out, unload Antonyms lose

  3. 3 to become mature the wine is developing nicely in the new oak barrels Synonyms age, mature, grow, grow up, progress, ripenRelated Words mellow, soften; bloom, blossom, burgeon (also bourgeon), flourish, flower; open, unfold; advance, evolve; get along, get on, gray (also grey)Near Antonyms decay, decline, degenerate, deteriorate, sink, worsen; droop, dry, fade, flag, sag, shrivel, wane, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither; regress, retrogress, revert; backslide, lapse, return

  4. 4 to express more fully and in greater detail marketing people developed the initial idea into a complete promotional campaign Synonyms amplify, expand, dilate (on or upon), elaborate (on), enlarge (on or upon), flesh (out)Related Words add (to), complement, supplement; discourse, expatiate, ramble, run onNear Antonyms compress, contract; outline, summarize, sum upAntonyms abbreviate, abridge, condense, shorten

  5. 5 to produce or bring about especially by long or repeated effort outside consultants helped the company develop an effective marketing strategy Synonyms carve (out), hammer out, forge, grind (out), thrash (out), work out, work upRelated Words churn out, crank out, turn out; cobble (together or up), throw up; compose, construct, craft, create, engineer, fabricate, fashion, form, frame, generate, manufacture, mint, model, shape, tailor; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), devise, hatch, invent, originate; accomplish, achieve, bring off, carry out, effectNear Antonyms demolish, destroy, dismantle, raze, tear down; ruin, undo, unmake, wreck

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