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
Example sentences from the Web for devolve
Durant’s early-career Oklahoma City Thunder often devolved into unproductive my-turn, your-turn offense, while his title-winning Warriors teams blitzed opponents with a systematic approach that relied on ball movement and outside shooting.So much for Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving needing time to jell. The Nets have come out firing.|Ben Golliver|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
On Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s watch, multiple real estate acquisitions devolved into scandal, costing the city time and taxpayer money.Real Estate Debacles Loomed Large on Faulconer’s Watch|Lisa Halverstadt|December 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Some of those protests devolved into violent acts or looting.McEnany has mastered the ‘all of the credit, none of the blame’ approach to the pandemic|Philip Bump|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
Now, though, she’s defending the purchase of another downtown building the city rushed to buy and that is back in the news as it devolves into another debacle.Bry Has a Different Take on Another Downtown Building Debacle|Lisa Halverstadt|October 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In Florida, three campaigns for Congress have devolved into backbiting and criminal accusations.What To Watch In Today’s Elections In Alaska, Florida And Wyoming|Geoffrey Skelley (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 18, 2020|FiveThirtyEight