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  • verbtransfer
  • verbdeteriorate

synonyms for devolve

  • delegate
  • pass
  • give to
  • pass on
  • pass to
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The system breaks down when we come to sociology, psychology, and anthropology and devolves into a debate as to whether the social sciences are really Sciences after all.
GAIA, THE SCIENTIST - ISSUE 99: UNIVERSALITYHOPE JAHRENAPRIL 7, 2021NAUTILUS
Conversations about Embiid’s fitness often devolve into a chicken-or-the-egg debate.
JOEL EMBIID CHANGED HIS OFFSEASON CONDITIONING. NOW HE’S PLAYING LIKE AN MVP.YARON WEITZMANFEBRUARY 9, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Overall, reopening debates in many places have devolved into a battle of parents versus teachers.
WHAT IT WOULD REALLY TAKE TO REOPEN AMERICAN SCHOOLSANNA NORTHFEBRUARY 2, 2021VOX
Perhaps they realized they couldn’t split the baby after the situation devolved into literal chaos.
AN INSURRECTION SETS AN UGLY STAGE FOR 2024 GOP PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULSAARON BLAKEJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
My perfect sleep routine begins to devolve even before the pandemic hits.
WHY WE BUY IN TO THE BIG BUSINESS OF SLEEPKELSEY MCKINNEYAUGUST 6, 2020TIME
We shall propose that the duty of collecting the returns shall devolve on the excise.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
There is duty incumbent on us which we cannot devolve on others.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
He pretended by his sole act and deed, to devolve upon these the whole authority of the state.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.I., PART E.DAVID HUME
Besides Rhoda, Master Gammon was being waited for; on whom would devolve the driving of the cart back from the station.
RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
She never could devolve upon that if love failed her; art could only be a part of her love henceforward.
THE COAST OF BOHEMIAWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
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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
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