develop (v.)

1650年代, “展开, 展开” (此义现已过时), 来自法语 développer. 它取代了早期的英语 disvelop (1590年代, 来自法语 desveloper); 两个法语词都来自古法语 desveloper, desvoleper, desvoloper “展开, 展开, 揭开; 揭示的意思, 解释”, 来自 des- “undo” (见 dis-) + voloper “wrap up”, 其来源不确定, 可能是凯尔特语或日耳曼语.

现代用法是形象化的, 出现在英语18世纪及以后. 转义是“更充分地展开, 把潜力带出来”, 是在1750年; 不直截了当的意思是“逐渐进入存在或运作”, 是在1793年; “从一个阶段推进到另一个阶段, 走向完成状态”, 是在1843年. 不及物意义“成为已知的, 显现出来” 是到1864年, 美国英语.

照相意义的“诱导必要的化学变化, 使潜伏的图画或影像变得可见” 是1845年的; 房地产意义的“将土地转为实际或有利可图的用途” 是到1865年的. 与此相关. Developed; developing. Developing 作为形容词, 指贫穷或原始的国家或民族, 在经济, 工业和社会条件方面正在进步, 是1960年的事.

Origin and meaning of develop

updated on October 13, 2021

Definitions of develop from WordNet

develop (v.)
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
develop (v.)
work out;
We have developed a new theory of evolution
Synonyms: evolve / germinate
develop (v.)
gain through experience;
Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position
Children must develop a sense of right and wrong
develop a passion for painting
Synonyms: acquire / evolve
develop (v.)
come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes);
The patient developed abdominal pains
Well-developed breasts
Synonyms: grow / produce / get / acquire
develop (v.)
come into existence; take on form or shape;
Synonyms: originate / arise / rise / uprise / spring up / grow
develop (v.)
change the use of and make available or usable;
develop land
The country developed its natural resources
Synonyms: build up
develop (v.)
elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses;
Could you develop the ideas in your thesis
Synonyms: explicate / formulate
develop (v.)
create by training and teaching;
we develop the leaders for the future
Synonyms: train / prepare / educate
develop (v.)
be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest;
The plot developed slowly
develop (v.)
grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment;
This situation has developed over a long time
A flower developed on the branch
The country developed into a mighty superpower
The embryo develops into a fetus
develop (v.)
become technologically advanced;
Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace
Synonyms: modernize / modernise
develop (v.)
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
Synonyms: make grow
develop (v.)
generate gradually;
We must develop more potential customers
develop a market for the new mobile phone
develop (v.)
grow emotionally or mature;
The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten
Synonyms: grow
develop (v.)
make visible by means of chemical solutions;
Please develop this roll of film for me
develop (v.)
superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry;
develop (v.)
move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions;
Spassky developed quickly
develop (v.)
move into a strategically more advantageous position;
develop the rook
develop (v.)
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
develop (v.)
Report the news as it develops
Synonyms: break / recrudesce
develop (v.)
expand in the form of a series;
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