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American English: /dəˈvɛləp/
British English: /dɪˈvɛləp/

Translation of develop in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (improve)
    (perfect) perfeccionar
    (foster) fomentar
    Example sentences
    • Eventually as the tree matures, it will develop into a fine spreading type.
    • But how many have developed into mature teachers of the type described above?
    • The lads responded and a motley crew matured and developed into a squad to be proud of.
    1.2 (elaborate)
    Example sentences
    • It is not shaped and limited by words and it gives Menotti a chance to develop his musical themes instead of just moving from one to another.
    • A lengthy Allegro moderato develops the themes rather well although one cannot claim that we are re-discovering a masterpiece.
    • Maid Of Gold and Things Told only reinforce the atmospheric canvas of this album, simply developing the melodies and soundscapes to reassess their compositions.
    1.3 (exploit)
    Example sentences
    • Richmond council's plans to develop land in and around Crane Valley has been left in shreds by the government inspector.
    • The public of Bradford need to know the true facts regarding plans to develop the land at West Bowling Golf Club.
    • Locally, he was involved in the Walton Green Inquiry, organising an appeal against a council decision to develop the land in the area.
    1.4 (expand)
  • 3 (acquire)
    contraer [formal]
    he developed other symptoms
    empezó a presentar otros síntomas
    the prototype developed several faults
    surgieron varios problemas con el prototipo
    he's developed a taste for gin
    le ha tomado el gusto a la ginebra
    le ha cogido el gusto a la ginebra (esp Spain)
    she developed an appreciation of classical music
    empezó a apreciar la música clásica
    Example sentences
    • For some patients, the experience of developing a chronic illness may mean they are unable to function in the role that their doctor expects.
    • The urge develops because past pleasurable experience and related benefits from the substance or activity are expected to reoccur on the next occasion.
    • After that he began to develop an interest in cosmetics.
  • 4 (Photography)
    Example sentences
    • They have interviewed a woman from the audience of the BBC1 programme Question Time who claimed to have seen the images while developing a film at a photographic laboratory.
    • Once an exposure is made the paper or film is developed to produce an image.
    • Images of film that has been developed are captured by image sensing.

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (grow)
    1.2 (evolve)to develop into something
    convertirse or transformarse en algo
    their friendship developed into love
    su amistad se convirtió or se transformó en amor
    to develop from something
    evolucionar a partir de algo
    1.4 (unfold)
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