Synonyms for devolve

Synonyms for (verb) devolve

Synonyms: deteriorate, devolve, degenerate, drop

Definition: grow worse

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

Similar words: worsen, decline

Definition: grow worse

Usage: Conditions in the slum worsened


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: change hands, change owners

Definition: be transferred to another owner

Usage: This restaurant changed hands twice last year


Synonyms: devolve

Definition: pass on or delegate to another

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

Similar words: delegate, depute, designate, assign

Definition: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)