Translation of "develop" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb (START) 开创 uk us /dɪˈvel.əp/

[ T ] to invent something or bring something into existence

We must develop a new policy/strategy to deal with the problem. 我们必须制定一项新政策/策略来处理这个问题。
The company is spending $650 million on developing new products/technology. 该公司将斥资6.5亿美元用于新产品/技术的开发。

[ I ] to start to happen or exist

Large cracks began to develop in the wall. 墙上开始出现了一些很大的裂缝。

[ I or T ] If you develop an illness or problem, or if it develops, you start to suffer from it

The study showed that one in twelve women is likely to develop breast cancer. 这项研究表明约有十二分之一的妇女可能会患乳腺癌。
She's developed some very strange habits lately. 她近来养成了一些怪习惯。

[ T ] to build houses, factories, shops, etc. on a piece of land

They're planning to develop the whole site into a shopping complex. 他们计划把这整块地皮开发建设成购物中心。

(Translation of “develop verb (START)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)