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develop

verb [I/T] (GROW)   /dɪˈvel·əp/
to grow or cause to grow or change into a more advanced form: [T] This exercise will help develop the shoulder and back muscles (= It will make them stronger). [I] If Kareem keeps working hard, he could develop into a first-class athlete. [I] The tourist industry is continuing to develop in the lake region. [T] Your essay is good, but you need to develop your ideas more fully (= give more details).
(Definition of develop verb (GROW) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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