1. [ verb ] produce buds, branches, or germinate; of plants
Synonyms: sprout spud bourgeon burgeon_forth pullulate shoot
Related terms: grow gemmation germination sprout germ
2. [ verb ] work out; as of a theory or an idea
Synonyms: develop evolve

"We have developed a new theory of evolution"

Related terms: create_by_mental_act develop
3. [ verb ] cause to grow or sprout

"the plentiful rain germinated my plants"

Related terms: grow shoot
Similar spelling:   germination