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Devolve

De`volve´
v. t.1.To roll onward or downward; to pass on.
[imp. & p. p. Devolved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Devolving.]
2.To transfer from one person to another; to deliver over; to hand down; - generally with upon, sometimes with to or into.
v. i.1.To pass by transmission or succession; to be handed over or down; - generally with on or upon, sometimes with to or into; as, after the general fell, the command devolved upon (or on) the next officer in rank.
His estate . . . devolved to Lord Somerville.
- Johnson.
Verb1.devolve - pass on or delegate to another; "The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital"
2.devolve - be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
Synonyms: return, fall, pass
3.devolve - grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
accredit, assign, authorize, change hands, change ownership, charge, charter, commission, commit, consign, delegate, depute, deputize, descend, detach, detail, devolute, devolve upon, empower, entrust, give in charge, license, mission, pass on, post, send out, succeed, transfer, warrant
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