verb (used with object), e·volved, e·volv·ing.
verb (used without object), e·volved, e·volv·ing.
Origin of evolve
Word Origin for evolve
1640s, "to unfold, open out, expand," from Latin evolvere "to unroll," especially of books; figuratively "to make clear, disclose; to produce, develop," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + volvere "to roll" (see volvox). Meaning "to develop by natural processes to a higher state" is from 1832. Related: Evolved; evolving.