Definition of “develop” - Learner’s Dictionary

develop

verb us uk /dɪˈveləp/
Extra Examples
Dancing helps develop balance and coordination.We had some say in how our jobs would develop.The violence has developed into a full-scale war.Our experiences in childhood have a profound effect on the way we develop as adults.It can be difficult to develop ideas into stories.
CHANGE [ I, T ]

B1 to grow or change and become more advanced, or to make someone or something do this:

The baby develops inside the mother for nine months.
She's taking a course to develop her computer skills.
He's developing into a very good tennis player.
MAKE [ T ]

B1 to make something new such as a product:

Scientists are developing new drugs all the time.
ILLNESS [ T ]

B2 to start to have something, such as an illness, problem, or feeling:

Shortly after take-off the plane developed engine trouble.
He's recently developed an interest in football.
HAPPEN [ I ]

to start to happen or exist:

Further problems may develop if you do not deal with this now.
FILM [ T ]

to use special chemicals on a piece of film to make photographs appear:

I need to get my holiday photos developed.
BUILD [ T ]

to build houses, factories, shops, etc on a piece of land

(Definition of “develop” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)