Dictionary Results for devolve


1. devolve - verb

· pass on or delegate to another; "The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital"

Hypernym(s): delegate, designate, depute, assign




2. devolve - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): fall, return, pass

Hypernym(s): change_hands, change_owners




3. devolve - verb

· grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

Synonym(s): deteriorate, drop, degenerate

Hypernym(s): worsen, decline





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