develop vs operate what difference

what is difference between develop and operate

English

Alternative forms

  • develope (archaic)

Etymology

Borrowed from French développer, from Middle French desveloper, from Old French desveloper, from des- + voloper, veloper, vloper (to wrap, wrap up) (compare Italian -viluppare, Old Italian alternative form goluppare (to wrap)) from Vulgar Latin *vloppō, *wloppō (to wrap) ultimately from Proto-Germanic *wrappaną, *wlappaną (to wrap, roll up, turn, wind), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- (to turn, bend) [1]. Akin to Middle English wlappen (to wrap, fold) (Modern English lap (to wrap, involve, fold)), Middle English wrappen (to wrap), Middle Dutch lappen (to wrap up, embrace), dialectal Danish vravle (to wind, twist), Middle Low German wrempen (to wrinkle, scrunch, distort), Old English wearp (warp). The word acquired its modern meaning from the 17th-century belief that an egg contains the animal in miniature and matures by growing larger and shedding its envelopes.

Pronunciation

  • (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈvɛl.əp/
  • (Indian English) IPA(key): /ˈdɛv.ləp/, /dɛˈvɛ.ləp/
  • Hyphenation: de‧ve‧lop
  • Rhymes: -ɛləp

Verb

develop (third-person singular simple present develops, present participle developing, simple past and past participle developed or (archaic, rare) developt)

  1. (transitive, now rare) To discover, find out; to uncover.
    • 1791, Charlotte Smith, Celestina, Broadview 2004, p. 176:
      ‘The mystery which I cannot develop, may by that time be removed [] .’
  2. (intransitive) To change with a specific direction, progress.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To progress through a sequence of stages.
    • 1868-1869, Robert Owen, Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Vertebrates
      All insects [] acquire the jointed legs before the wings are fully developed.
  4. (transitive) To advance; to further; to promote the growth of.
    • 1881, Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides
      We must develop our own resources to the utmost.
  5. (transitive) To create.
  6. (transitive) To bring out images latent in photographic film.
  7. (transitive) To acquire something usually over a period of time.
  8. (chess, transitive) To place one’s pieces actively.
  9. (snooker, pool) 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.
  10. (mathematics) To change the form of (an algebraic expression, etc.) by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.

Usage notes

  • Objects: plan, software, program, product, story, idea.

Derived terms

  • co-develop, codevelop

Related terms

  • developing
  • development

Translations



English

Etymology

From Latin operātus, past participle of operārī (to work, labor, toil, have effect), from opus, operis (work, labor).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒpəɹeɪt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑpəɹeɪt/
  • Hyphenation: op‧er‧ate

Verb

operate (third-person singular simple present operates, present participle operating, simple past and past participle operated)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To perform a work or labour; to exert power or strength, physical or mechanical; to act.
  2. (transitive or intransitive) To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature; especially (medicine) to take appropriate effect on the human system.
    • 2010, Peter A. Frensch, ‎Ralf Schwarzer, Cognition and Neuropsychology
      The drug operates by facilitating the negative neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), resulting in the blocking of neural long-term potentiation.
  3. (transitive or intransitive) To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
    • September 28, 1706, Francis Atterbury, a sermon
      The virtues of private persons operate but on a few.
    • 1720, Jonathan Swift, A Letter to a Young Clergyman
      A plain, convincing reason operates on the mind both of a learned and ignorant hearer as long as they live.
  4. (medicine, transitive or intransitive) To perform some manual act upon a human body in a methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation, lithotomy, etc.
  5. (transitive or intransitive) To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits.
  6. (transitive or intransitive) To produce, as an effect; to cause.
  7. (transitive or intransitive) To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work.

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

References

  • operate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • operate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Italian

Adjective

operate pl

  1. plural of operata

Verb

operate

  1. inflection of operare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
    3. feminine plural past participle

Anagrams

  • poetare, poeterà

Latin

Participle

operāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of operātus

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