verb (used with object), e·volved, e·volv·ing.
verb (used without object), e·volved, e·volv·ing.
Origin of evolve
Examples from the Web for evolver
Historical Examples of evolver
We hold in this case to our old idea, and say: If there be evolution, there must be an evolver.Scientific Essays and Lectures
This mode of popular speech reached the climax of absurdity when it was gravely argued that "Evolution implies an Evolver."The Philosophy of Natural Theology
We p. xxiiihold in this case to our old idea, and say—If there be evolution, there must be an evolver.Westminster Sermons
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.