Correct spelling, explanation: the word develop appeared in English in the middle of the 17th century when it came from the French word developper. The origin of the word, however, can be found in Latin words -un and envelop. The original meaning of the word develop was to unfold.
Definition of develop:
1. verb – to grow or become more advanced, stronger, etc.;
The aim of our company is to develop a better version of well-known solutions.
2. verb – to invent something;
It’s high time to develop a new policy that will help us fix the problem.
3. verb – when you begin to suffer from some illness;
If you don’t give up smoking, you might develop lung cancer.
4. verb – to make photographs from a film;
Let’s develop those old negatives that I got from my grandparents.
Collocations with develop:
Some common collocations include: develop awareness, develop your potential, develop a taste for something;
Our job is to develop teenagers’ awareness that drugs are dangerous and highly addictive.
In order to develop your potential, you need to know your strengths and weaknesses.
If you want to develop a taste for art, you need to immerse yourself in it.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word develop has a rather simple spelling and pronunciation, but still many users of English misspell it as
develope instead of develop. The form with the -e letter at the end is wrong, though, so do not use it.
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