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Synonyms for devolve
dɪˈvɒlv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. devolve(verb)

    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, 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"

    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, degenerate(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. devolve(v. a.)

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

  2. devolve(v. n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    delegate, decentralize, transfer

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Translations for devolve

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

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