Develop De*vel"op, v. i. 1. To go through a process of natural evolution or growth, by successive changes from a less perfect to a more perfect or more highly organized state; to advance from a simpler form of existence to one more complex either in structure or function; as, a blossom develops from a bud; the seed develops into a plant; the embryo develops into a well-formed animal; the mind develops year by year. [1913 Webster]

Nor poets enough to understand That life develops from within. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]

2. To become apparent gradually; as, a picture on sensitive paper develops on the application of heat; the plans of the conspirators develop. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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