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evolve

[ ih-volv ]
/ 瑟藞v蓲lv /
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verb (used with object), e路volved, e路volv路ing.
to develop gradually: to evolve a scheme.
to give off or emit, as odors or vapors.
verb (used without object), e路volved, e路volv路ing.
to come forth gradually into being; develop; undergo evolution: The whole idea evolved from a casual remark.
to gradually change one's opinions or beliefs: candidates who are still evolving on the issue; an evolved feminist mom.
Biology. to develop by a process of evolution to a different adaptive state or condition: The human species evolved from an ancestor that was probably arboreal.
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Origin of evolve

1635鈥45; <Latin 膿volvere to unroll, open, unfold, equivalent to 膿-e-1 + volvere to roll, turn

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British Dictionary definitions for evolve

evolve
/ (瑟藞v蓲lv) /

verb
to develop or cause to develop gradually
(intr) (of animal or plant species) to undergo evolution
(tr) to yield, emit, or give off (heat, gas, vapour, etc)

Derived forms of evolve

evolvable, adjectiveevolvement, nounevolver, noun

Word Origin for evolve

C17: from Latin 膿volvere to unfold, from volvere to roll
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for evolve

evolve
[ 沫-v艔lv ]

To undergo biological evolution, as in the development of new species or new traits within a species.
To develop a characteristic through the process of evolution.
To undergo change and development, as the structures of the universe.
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