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1. devolve

verb. ['dɪˈvɑːlv'] grow worse.

Synonyms

  • decline
  • weary
  • waste
  • pall
  • worsen
  • fatigue
  • jade
  • rot
  • deteriorate
  • drop
  • languish
  • fade
  • degenerate

Antonyms

  • better
  • refresh
  • interest
  • enrich

Etymology

  • devolvo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Devolve

  • revolve
  • resolve
  • involve
  • dissolve
  • absolve
  • solve

How do you pronounce devolve?

Pronounce devolve as dɪˈvɑlv.

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Sentences with devolve


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Even important meetings often devolve into unrelated and unhelpful discussions.

2. Verb, base form
Any proceeds above and beyond the outstanding debt owed to the seller will then devolve to the former tenant/purchaser.

Quotes about devolve


1. I don’t want to develop—I want to evelop, because it’s more positive. Similarly, would you rather your love evolve or devolve? That’s why if you need me, I’ll be on the sofa trying to evelop myself as a person.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. devolve

verb. ['dɪˈvɑːlv'] be inherited by.

Synonyms

  • pass
  • fall
  • light
  • return
  • change hands
  • accrue

Antonyms

  • increment
  • increase
  • obey
  • contract in

Etymology

  • devolvo (Latin)

3. devolve

verb. ['dɪˈvɑːlv'] pass on or delegate to another.

Synonyms

  • designate
  • depute
  • delegate

Antonyms

  • honor
  • ascent
  • improvement
  • ascend

Etymology

  • devolvo (Latin)
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