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devolve/dɪˈvɑːlv/verb
devolvesdevolveddevolving
devolve
/dɪˈvɑːlv/
verb
devolvesdevolveddevolving
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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