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  • verbtransfer
  • verbdeteriorate

synonyms for devolve

  • delegate
  • pass
  • give to
  • pass on
  • pass to
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How to use devolve in a sentence

This month, growing discontent among parents in California, Colorado and South Carolina devolved into public protests.
BACK TO SCHOOL, READY OR NOTEROMO EGBEJULEAUGUST 27, 2021OZY
In Florida, which has seen a sharp increase in pediatric coronavirus cases with dozens of pediatric hospitalizations, the issue has devolved into a partisan showdown.
AS SOME GOVERNORS FORBID MASK MANDATES, SCHOOLS ARE PUSHING BACKKATIE REILLYAUGUST 11, 2021TIME
Well-meaning programs devolve into grievance sessions … rather than listening and trying to relate.
COMPANIES ARE EMBRACING EMPATHY TO KEEP EMPLOYEES HAPPY. IT’S NOT THAT EASYANNE HELEN PETERSENJULY 22, 2021TIME
A fusion of the fantasy and science-fiction genres, the Age of Legends is a tale of paradise lost, as a futuristic Garden of Eden devolves into a dangerous and broken world.
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As the Kapoor clan prepares to fulfill the man’s wish of clicking one last family photograph, long- held secrets spill out and the house devolves into chaos.
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When Roemer entered, what Schnaas had expected to be a professional meeting then soon devolved into farce.
DOZENS OF WOMEN ACCUSED FAMOUS INTELLECTUAL ANDRÉS ROEMER OF SEXUAL ABUSE. THEY CAME TOGETHER TO MAKE THE WORLD LISTENMEAGHAN BEATLEYJUNE 1, 2021TIME
An ensuing word-association test devolved into an increasingly dangerous exchange of racial slurs.
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What starts off as an alarming, isolated incident, rapidly devolves into something all-encompassing and petrifying.
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Like that character, Iris is brilliant, beautiful and appears to have her life under meticulously compartmentalized control… until her situation devolves enough to reveal how fragile it was all along.
A NEW SEASON OF THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE GIVES US YET ANOTHER EXPLORATION OF TECH AND MALE DESIREJUDY BERMANAPRIL 30, 2021TIME
Perhaps the most important change Timelapse shows is how the planet has evolved—or devolved—alongside all this human activity and consumption.
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WORDS RELATED TO DEVOLVE

  • authorize
  • consign
  • devolve
  • entrust
  • give
  • hand over
  • hold responsible for
  • parcel out
  • pass on
  • relegate
  • send on errand
  • send on mission
  • shunt
  • transfer
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.