Synonyms for Develop:

n.

asset, cannibalize, business, Broking, book, business plan, beauty parade, brokerage, account, capacity. change, manifest, go into, tend, convert, change into, turn into, diversify, alter, shift. define, run-through, interpret, put across, illustrate, clarify, lay out, youth. come into being, fall/fit into place, set in, kin. betide, come about, fortification, pass, assemblage, hap, lay, come off, construction, masonry, building, assembly, development. possess, bristle with, grow in, show, seem, rate, bear. burden, let down, embarrass, count against, labor, throttle, plague, inhibit, hold back, bring up against, disadvantage. catalyze, set off, trigger, start-off. pap, come out, focus, photograph, blow up, sicken. prosper, function, take off, work, bear fruit. pass on, communicate, infect, transmit, carry, go around. centralize, centralise, democratise, democratize, devolve, deindustrialize, decentralise, denationalize, decentralize. develop (noun)
break, originate, explicate, arise, grow, produce, recrudesce, germinate, train, formulate, rise, acquire, get, spring up, educate, prepare, uprise.

v.

begin (verb)
commence, conceive, bud, sprout, start, spring, initialize, dawn, form, germinate, create, initiate, hatch, induct, originate, introduce, inaugurate, emerge, stem, begin, birth, embark, undertake.
change (verb)
acquire.
create (verb)
build, produce, invent, generate.
cultivate, prosper (verb)
age, advance, grow, mature, promote, ripen, expand, mellow, foster.
ensue (verb)
destine, impend, result, follow, eventuate, ensue, approach.
expand (verb)
burgeon, engorge, dilate, swell, amplify, inflate, distend, thicken, augment, magnify, spread, broaden, fatten, enlarge, grow, extend, stretch, expand, increment, widen, increase, lengthen.
extend (verb)
build on.
occur (verb)
befall, arise, occur, happen, transpire.
prepare (verb)
curry, dress, devise, prime, arrange, make, draft, ready, compose, mobilize, outfit, construct, fit, equip, formulate, fashion, prepare, fabricate, furnish, set, foster, marshal.
produce (verb)
execute, cultivate, manufacture, father, mother.
unfold; be made known (verb)
exhibit, produce, uncover, unwind, account for, unfurl, unravel, reach, recount, unroll, explicate, disentangle, state.

Other synonyms:

centralise, deepen, pick up, photograph, come down with, promote, fortification, improve, go down with, start-off, deindustrialize, building, unfurl, afflict, master, centralize, decentralize, democratize, denationalize, devolve. alter, polish, communicate, lay, assemblage, absorb, infect, pap. transmit, pass on. take off. blow up, development, focus. go around, come off. function. come out. work. pass. carry. age
grow old.
appear
break through.
bloom
bear fruit.
change
alter.
contract
go down with.
create
conceive.
ensue
eventuate.
expand
expand.
form
shape up.
get along
get along.
give birth
bear.
happen
come into being.
perfect
perfect.
prepare
train.
spread out
unfurl.

Usage examples for develop

  1. It seems doubtful if you are the person to develop his higher nature. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. I determined to found a school where young boys could develop to the full stature of manhood. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda