Learn English – A good substitute for “developed a disease”


The words contracting or catching a disease mainly refers to the communicable ones.

If the disease/condition is a slowly developing one, then what would be a good substitute for "developed?"

During the fall of last year, he developed ulcers.

Best Answer

In cases where you have exhausted the thesaurus, it usually means you should try to rewrite the sentence. It isn't a matter of finding another word. That said, how about: acquired? showed signs/symptoms of...? suffered? symptomatic of?? manifest? indicate? indications?