[ kuhn-volv ]
/ kənˈvɒlv /
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verb (used with or without object), con·volved, con·volv·ing.
to roll or wind together; coil; twist.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Origin of convolve
1590–1600; <Latin convolvere, equivalent to con-con- + volvere to roll, turn, twist
OTHER WORDS FROM convolvecon·volve·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for convolve
/ (kənˈvɒlv) /
to wind or roll together; coil; twist
Word Origin for convolve
C16: from Latin convolvere; see convolute
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