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Synonyms for devolve
dɪˈvɒlvde·volve

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. devolve

    Synonyms:
    impose, place, charge, commission, depute, accrue, attach, befall, fall

    Antonyms:
    deprive, withhold, recall, cancel, alienate, miss, pretermit, pass, lapse, skip

Princeton's WordNet

  1. devolveverb

    pass on or delegate to another

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

    Synonyms:
    pass, degenerate, return, drop, deteriorate, fall

  2. fall, return, pass, devolveverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    hang, run, perish, elapse, go past, make pass, riposte, top, diminish, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, occur, pass off, recall, snuff it, excrete, reach, go, spend, communicate, slide by, accrue, hand, drop, cash in one's chips, legislate, happen, render, exit, authorise, exceed, return, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, pass on, egest, deliver, transcend, blow over, make it, authorize, pop off, fleet, regress, reelect, lessen, come back, light, flow, retrovert, give, fall out, hap, slip by, strike, go on, sink, eliminate, croak, lapse, fade, descend, give-up the ghost, repay, decrease, rejoin, take place, generate, lead, bring back, expire, overhaul, refund, go through, hark back, revert, retort, come about, degenerate, choke, turn over, turn back, overtake, come down, glide by, extend, fall down, precipitate, die, fall, pass, pass by, shine, clear, decease, conk, travel by, buy the farm, take back, go down, pass along, come, go across, go along, surpass, guide, settle, yield, kick the bucket, deteriorate, give back

  3. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerateverb

    grow worse

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

    Synonyms:
    unload, leave out, dribble, send packing, drop off, return, drop down, sink, drip, degenerate, deteriorate, overleap, strike down, throw, cast, fell, cut down, put down, neglect, fall, expend, dismiss, set down, flatten, pass, swing, shake off, throw off, throw away, dangle, drop, discharge, spend, overlook, knock off, miss, pretermit, cast off, send away, shed, omit

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. devolveverb

    Synonyms:
    alienate, transfer, demise, consign, convey, deliver over, make over

  2. devolveverb

    Synonyms:
    fall (by succession or by inheritance), pass, be transferred, be handed over

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "devolve":

    delegate, decentralize, transfer

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How to use devolve in a sentence?

  1. State John Kerry:

    If we can better identify the 'red flags' of risk around the world, we can better target our diplomacy and development assistance to enable those nations to become more resilient and more secure – and less likely to devolve into full-fledged wars and humanitarian crises.

  2. Glenn Youngkin:

    Our already depleted law enforcement capability is going to become so insufficient that the crime spree we’re seeing is only going to devolve into more chaos.

  3. Chuck Fleischmann:

    It’s incumbent upon all members of Congress to support legislation that keeps us safe at home and abroad, when you have … bipartisan support, it shouldn’t devolve into a bipartisan fight. We all have to be concerned about the world being very dangerous.

  4. Martinez Fischer:

    The men and women of the Texas House, many of whom are Black and Brown Democrats, are not animals or property to be corralled by law enforcement and cabined against our will. It is morally wrong to believe otherwise. We will not allow our democracy to devolve into dictatorship ; we will use every tool necessary to defend Texas Constitution, angry Republican threats to dispatch troopers to arrest, cuff, shackle, drag in, and cabin duly-elected lawmakers isn't just meant to chill our speech and impair our ability to represent our districts, it has left our families, friends, and neighbors anxious for our wellbeing and safety.

  5. Francesco Libertadore:

    The debate on what metrics to use to judge these mergers can quickly devolve into a shouting match, a lot of this is in the eye of the beholder. Companies, national regulators and investors do not necessarily agree on what has happened or the best way forward from here.


Translations for devolve

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  • пада се на, предавам, прехвърлямBulgarian
  • delegarSpanish
  • переходить, передаватьRussian
  • ตกมาอยู่กับThai

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