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  Definition of devolve
  1. grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
  2. 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"
  3. pass on or delegate to another; "The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital"
Similar Words: deteriorate, drop, degenerate, fall, return, pass

 

Hyponyms: tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade, languish, fade, waste, rot, fall, light

 

Grouped Verbs: accrue, fall

 

Derivational Morphology: degeneracy, degeneration, decadence, decadency, devolution, deterioration, impairment, decline in quality, declension, worsening, devolvement

 

 
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descent means the act of changing your location in a downward direction; properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"; a movement downward; the... more
 
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