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 self-evolved
Once it was said that they were moved by spirits, then by vortexes, now by self-evolved forces.What is Darwinism?|Charles Hodge
Also his self-evolved translation of the duties of friendship is the last word on that subject.The Native Son|Inez Haynes Irwin
For he (Raven gave him that credit) honestly believed in his self-evolved God.Old Crow|Alice Brown
Then came the self-evolved answer, “Why, I have been asleep!”!Tention|George Manville Fenn
The self-evolved feelings and impulses of a black-eyed nymph like Gnulemah were not likely to be orthodox.Idolatry|Julian Hawthorne
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.