verb (used with object), e·volved, e·volv·ing.
verb (used without object), e·volved, e·volv·ing.
- evolutionary fitness,
- evolutionary medicine,
- evolutionary psychology,
Origin of evolve
Examples from the Web for evolve
Plus there is another problem that the viruses pose—the problem that apparently is the culprit this year—they evolve.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers|Kent Sepkowitz|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He expected European capitalism to evolve spontaneously into a market socialism of worker-owned cooperatives.
Beyond that, how will China evolve its rigid Internet policy?
In terms of the earth's history, complex life was relatively slow to evolve—and a new study finds a simple culprit.Why Did It Take So Long For Complex Life To Evolve On Earth? Blame Oxygen.|Matthew R. Francis|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece|Malcolm Jones|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If a new plan is needed, the commander will evolve one and adopt it.Sound Military Decision|U.s. Naval War College
By Owen's strength of purpose he kept the village ideal, but he failed to evolve an ideal people.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
To evolve their natures, to become supreme denizens of the forest they must rely upon their own prowess.Supreme Personality|Delmer Eugene Croft
The trend of the whole course of civilization has been and is to do anything but evolve citizens.The Myth in Marriage|Alice Hubbard
And he looked round the balcony, as though to evolve from his surroundings a new proof of the truth of his words.The Road to the Open|Arthur Schnitzler
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.