(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. evolve, unfold, mature, grow; bring about, cultivate, produce, amplify; elaborate, train, improve. See increase, teaching, improvement, expansion.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To improve]
Syn. enlarge, expand, strengthen, extend, promote, advance, improve, exploit, realize, magnify, build up, augment, refine, enrich, cultivate, generate, beautify, elaborate, polish, finish, perfect, deepen, lengthen, heighten, widen, intensify, fix up, shape up*; see also grow 1 , improve 1 , promote 1 , strengthen .
Ant. damage*, reduce, stifle.
2. [To grow]
Syn. mature, evolve, advance, progress; see grow 2 .
3. [To reveal slowly]
Syn. unfold, disclose, exhibit, unravel, disentangle, uncover, make known, explain, unwind, unroll, explicate, produce, detail, tell, state, recount, unfurl, untwist, uncoil, untwine, account for, give account of, bring out; see also narrate , reveal 1 .
Ant. hide*, conceal, blurt out.
4. [To work out]
Syn. enlarge upon, expatiate, elaborate, fill out, fill in, amplify, evolve, explicate, expand upon, go into detail, build on; see also explain , increase 1 .
Ant. decrease*, summarize, abridge.
5. [To come into being]
Syn. emerge, originate, occur; see begin 2 , happen 2 .
6. [To come to have]
Syn. acquire, manifest, incur, contract; see catch 4 , form 4 , receive 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. expand grow, enlarge, elaborate, evolve, advance, mature, flourish, progress, fill out, blossom, bear fruit, enrich, broaden, flesh out, amplify.
2. generate begin, start, commence, originate, establish, arise, break, transpire, unfold.
3. contract acquire.
ANT.: 1. die, shrivel, regress, shrink, degrade
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To bring or come to full development: age, grow, maturate, mature, mellow, ripen. See YOUTH. 2. To bring (a product or idea, for example) into being: generate, produce. See KIN. 3. To take place: befall, betide, come, come about, come off, hap, happen, occur, pass, transpire. Idiom: come to pass. See HAPPEN. 4. To be disclosed gradually: evolve, unfold. See SHOW. 5. To express at greater length or in greater detail: amplify, dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, labor. See EXPLAIN. 6. To disclose bit by bit: elaborate, evolve. Idioms: fill in the details, go into detail. See SHOW. 7. To come gradually to have: acquire, form. See GET. 8. To achieve an increase of gradually: build up, gain. See INCREASE. 9. To become affected with a disease: catch, contract, get, sicken, take. Idiom: come down with. See GET.

English dictionary for students. 2013.


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