Marxism may have developed in the middle of the 19th century but it has since evolved into the social democracies of Scandinavia.
Their idea, developed in the late 1940s and patented 60 years ago this fall, turned out to be ahead of its time.
Back then, you only had so many shots on a roll of film, which you then had to get developed.
Thanks to these efforts, the gap between "developed" and "developing" is closing.
Surfers today forecast waves using technology first developed to help with the timing of amphibious assaults.
It is a theory which is not yet developed into an experience.
It is remarkable on account of the extraordinary way in which its young are developed.
They are borne by everybody and nobody, and are developed by everybody and nobody.
She had developed the rarest of all gifts among womankind, a genius for silence.
Thus the notions of sorcery, heresy, and witchcraft were developed.
1650s, "unroll, unfold," from French développer, replacing English disvelop (1590s, from Middle French desveloper), both from Old French desveloper "unwrap, unfurl, unveil; reveal the meaning of, explain," from des- "undo" + veloper "wrap up," of uncertain origin, possibly Celtic or Germanic. Modern figurative use is 18c. The photographic sense is from 1845; the real estate sense is from 1890.
develop de·vel·op (dĭ-věl'əp)
v. de·vel·oped, de·vel·op·ing, de·vel·ops
To progress from earlier to later stages of a life cycle.
To progress from earlier to later or from simpler to more complex stages of evolution.
To aid in the growth of; strengthen.
To grow by degrees into a more advanced or mature state.
To become affected with a disease; contract.