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〔 dIˋvɑlv 〕


〔 diˊvɒlv 〕

Overview of verb devolve

The verb devolve has 3 senses

  • devolve -- (pass on or delegate to another; "The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital")

  • fall, return, pass, devolve -- (be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead")

  • devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate -- (grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match")