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English definition of “develop”

develop

verb [I/T] (START)   /dɪˈvel·əp/
to bring or come into existence : [I] Large cracks are developing in the wall of the house . [T] George has developed an interest in archaeology . If you develop an illness , you catch it or start to suffer from it: [T] She developed a skin rash . If an area of land is developed, it is built on, usually by a company that hopes to make a profit in this way: [T] We have plans to develop the site .
(Definition of develop verb (START) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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