1. To become broader.
2. To make broader.
1. To be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest.
2. To cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; SYN. make grow.
3. To grow, progress, unfold, or evolve gradually through a process of evolution, natural growth, or differentiation.
4. To make something new and usually improved, such as a product.
5. To generate gradually.
6. To gradually acquire new traits or characteristics; SYN. evolve.
7. To grow emotionally or mature; SYN. grow.
8. To expand a function or expression in the form of a series, in mathematics.
9. To change the use of and make available or usable.
10. To elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme.
11. To disclose or reveal (obsolete).
12. To superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry.
13. To move one's chess pieces into strategically more advantageous positions.
14. To make visible by means of chemical solutions; said of photographic film.
To increase in extent or intensity; SYN. intensify, step up.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: grew, grown).
1. To become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain.
2. To increase in size by natural process; of living matter, such as plants and animals.
3. To cause to grow or develop.
4. To come to have, of physical features and attributes; The patient developed abdominal pain; SYN. develop, produce, get, acquire.
5. To cultivate by growing; often involves improvements by means of agricultural techniques; SYN. raise, farm, produce.
6. To become attached by or as if by the process of growth.