- to develop gradually: to evolve a scheme.
- to give off or emit, as odors or vapors.
- 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.
Origin of evolve
Examples from the Web for self-evolved
Historical Examples of self-evolved
Then came the self-evolved answer, “Why, I have been asleep!”!Tention
George Manville Fenn
For he (Raven gave him that credit) honestly believed in his self-evolved God.Old Crow
Also his self-evolved translation of the duties of friendship is the last word on that subject.The Native Son
Inez Haynes Irwin
The universe is not self-existent, nor self-evolved, neither has it any inherent power of self-perpetuation.The Theistic Conception of the World
B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
The self-evolved feelings and impulses of a black-eyed nymph like Gnulemah were not likely to be orthodox.Idolatry
- 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)
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.
- 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.