how to pronounce develop


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develop is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of develop in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… asks or if we develop a policy of a …”

meanings of develop


  1. To create.
  2. To change with a specific direction, progress.
  3. To change the form of (an algebraic expression, etc.) by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.
  4. To bring out images latent in photographic film.
  5. To advance; to further; to promote the growth of.
  6. To place one's pieces actively.
  7. To acquire something usually over a period of time.
  8. To progress through a sequence of stages.
  9. To cause a ball to become more open and available to be played on later. Usually by moving it away from the cushion, or by opening a pack.

develop frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word develop occurs in english on average 47 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics develop can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that develop can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) leisure and entertainment;

4) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with develop


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