1. [ verb ] undergo an evolution

"Modern man evolved a long time ago"

Related terms: develop derive speciate
2. [ verb ] work out; as of a theory or an idea
Synonyms: develop germinate

"We have developed a new theory of evolution"

Related terms: create_by_mental_act develop
3. [ verb ] come up with
Synonyms: work_out work_up

"His colleagues worked out his interesting idea" "We worked up an ad for our client"

Related terms: develop develop derive speciate elaborate development
4. [ verb ] gain through experience
Synonyms: develop acquire

"I acquired a strong aversion to television" "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong" "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position" "develop a passion for painting"

Related terms: change grow explicate develop develop evolution