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develop

[ dih-vel-uhp ]
/ dɪˈvɛl əp /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of develop

1585–95; <Middle French développer,Old French desveloper, equivalent to des-dis-1 + voloper to wrap up; see envelop

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British Dictionary definitions for develop

develop
/ (dɪˈvɛləp) /

verb

Derived forms of develop

developable, adjective

Word Origin for develop

C19: from Old French desveloper to unwrap, from des- dis- 1 + veloper to wrap; see envelop
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