verb (used with object), de·volved, de·volv·ing.
verb (used without object), de·volved, de·volv·ing.
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Origin of devolve
OTHER WORDS FROM devolvede·volve·ment, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for devolve
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.
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 Weitzman|February 9, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Overall, reopening debates in many places have devolved into a battle of parents versus teachers.What it would really take to reopen American schools|Anna North|February 2, 2021|Vox
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 hopefuls|Aaron Blake|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
My perfect sleep routine begins to devolve even before the pandemic hits.
Everyone knew that that reality could easily, indeed would likely, devolve into the sectarian disaster we see now.
Forced C-section debates often skirt or even devolve into a proxy pro-choice/pro-life debate, explains Diaz-Tello.
This will, inevitably, devolve into the comedian freaking out and crying on the floor.Brett Gelman Has Dinner with Your Favorite TV Sidekicks|Rich Goldstein|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Politics has a tendency to devolve into juvenile playground taunts and smears.Why Republicans Don't Get the Benefit of the Doubt on Race|Jamelle Bouie|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Have you ever seen a character devolve into a completely different person?Breaking Bad Finale: Lost Interviews With Bryan Cranston & Vince Gilligan|Andrew Romano|September 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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 Covenanting|John Cunningham
He pretended by his sole act and deed, to devolve upon these the whole authority of the state.
Besides Rhoda, Master Gammon was being waited for; on whom would devolve the driving of the cart back from the station.Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith
She never could devolve upon that if love failed her; art could only be a part of her love henceforward.The Coast of Bohemia|William Dean Howells