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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Develop


DEVELOP, verb transitive

1. To uncover; to unfold; to lay open; to disclose or make known something concealed or withheld from notice.

The General began to develop the plan of his operations.

These serve to develop its tenets.

2. To unravel; to unfold what is intricate; as, to develop a plot.