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    devolve - Dictionary definition and meaning for word devolve

    Definition
    (verb) pass on or delegate to another
    Example Sentence
    • The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital
    Definition
    (verb) be inherited by
    Synonyms : fall , pass , return
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) grow worse
    Synonyms : degenerate , deteriorate , drop
    Example Sentence
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for devolve

if you are involved you do the work.....but if you DEVOLVE it to someone else then you are no longer involved in it.

Well its quite opposite to EVOLVE(grow nicely)

DE(not)+INVOLVE means not involved but to pass on,delegaate

volve-volvo bus is a powerful property, which will work only if we deputize someone.

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