Translation of "develop" - English-French dictionary


verb /diˈveləp/ (past tense, past participle developed)

to (cause to) grow bigger or to a more advanced state

(se) développer
The plan developed slowly in his mind
Shanghai has developed into a very large city.

to acquire gradually

He developed the habit of getting up early.

to become active, visible etc

(se) manifester
Spots developed on her face.

to use chemicals to make (a photograph) visible

My brother used to develop all his own films.
development noun

the process or act of developing

a crucial stage in the development of a child.

something new which is the result of developing

important new developments in science.

(Translation of “develop” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)