devolve

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devolve /dɪˈvɑːlv/ verb
devolves; devolved; devolving
devolve
/dɪˈvɑːlv/
verb
devolves; devolved; devolving
Learner's definition of DEVOLVE
formal
[no object] chiefly US : to gradually go from an advanced state to a less advanced state
opposite evolve
: to pass (responsibility, power, etc.) from one person or group to another person or group at a lower level of authority + to, on, or upon
[+ object]
[no object]
[no object] : to be given to someone after the owner has died + to, on, or upon
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