develop

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develop

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Verb[change]

Plain form
develop

Third-person singular
develops

Past tense
developed

Past participle
developed

Present participle
developing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) When you develop something, you create or make it better.
    The people who are best at anything have to develop their ability over time.
  2. (intransitive) When plants and animals grow, they develop.
    As children grow their minds and bodies develop.

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