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As the title states、would it be correct ever to say 何々を上達する? Why do we need to use the causative here?

For example

日本語を上達させたいです。

Could this be

日本語を上達したいです。

Apologies if the sentences are incorrect.

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It is because 上達する is considered an intransitive verb that means much like 上手になる

日本語上達する ==> 日本語が上手になる                        日本語上達させる ==> 日本語を上手にする

There are other intransitive する verb like 実現 for example.

実現する ==> 夢が叶う
実現させる ==> 夢を叶える

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