Definitions for devolve

Definitions for (verb) devolve

Main entry: deteriorate, devolve, degenerate, drop

Definition: grow worse

Usage: Her condition deteriorated; Conditions in the slums degenerated; The discussion devolved into a shouting match

Main entry: devolve, return, fall, pass

Definition: be inherited by

Usage: 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

Main entry: devolve

Definition: pass on or delegate to another

Usage: The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital

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