Synonyms of develop in English:


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1‘France's space industry developed rapidly after 1973’

grow, evolve, mature, expand, enlarge, spread, advance, progress, prosper, succeed, thrive, get on well, flourish, blossom, bloom, burgeon, make headway, be successful
informal go great guns

2‘a plan was developed to restore the company to profitability’

initiate, instigate, set in motion, put in place, institute, inaugurate, originate, invent, form, establish, fashion, generate
undertake, embark on

3‘education allows people to develop their talents to the full’

expand, enlarge, add to, flesh out, supplement, reinforce, augment, extend, broaden, fill out, embellish, enhance, elaborate, amplify, refine, improve, polish, perfect

4‘a row developed’

come into being, come about, start, begin, be born, come into existence, appear, arrive, come forth, emerge, erupt, burst out, arise, originate, break, unfold, crop up, follow, happen, result, ensue, break out
formal commence

5‘he developed the disease at age 67’

fall ill with, be taken ill with, be struck down with, be stricken with, succumb to
contract, catch, get, pick up, come down with, become infected with
British go down with
informal take ill with
North American informal take sick with