evolve
verb (evolved; evolving) Etymology: Latin evolvere to unroll, from e- + volvere to roll — more at voluble Date: 1775 transitive verb 1. emit 2. a. derive, educe b. to produce by natural evolutionary processes c. develop, work out <
evolve social, political, and literary philosophies — L. W. Doob
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intransitive verb to undergo evolutionary change • evolvable adjectiveevolvement noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • evolve — UK US /ɪˈvɒlv/ verb [I or T] ► to develop gradually, or to make someone or something change and develop gradually: evolve into sth »Over the past three years he has evolved into one of America s most successful restaurant owners. evolve from sth… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Evolve — E*volve , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Evolving}.] [L. evolvere, evolutum; e out + volvere to roll. See {Voluble}.] 1. To unfold or unroll; to open and expand; to disentangle and exhibit clearly and satisfactorily; to develop;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Evolve — E*volve , v. i. To become open, disclosed, or developed; to pass through a process of evolution. Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • evolve — i välv, vȯlv vb, evolved; evolv·ing vt to produce by natural evolutionary processes vi to develop by or as if by evolution: undergo evolutionary change <an evolving theory of mental functioning (S. A. Green)> …   Medical dictionary

  • evolve — 1640s, to unfold, open out, expand, from L. evolvere to unroll, especially of books; figuratively to make clear, disclose; to produce, develop, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + volvere to roll (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)). Meaning to develop by… …   Etymology dictionary

  • evolve — *unfold, develop, elaborate, perfect Analogous words: progress, *advance: *mature, develop, ripen …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • evolve — [v] develop, progress advance, derive, disclose, educe, elaborate, emerge, enlarge, excogitate, expand, get, grow, increase, mature, obtain, open, result, ripen, unfold, work out; concepts 236,245,704 Ant. block, decrease, halt, stop …   New thesaurus

  • evolve — ► VERB 1) develop gradually. 2) (of an organism or biological feature) develop over successive generations by evolution. 3) Chemistry give off (gas or heat). ORIGIN Latin evolvere, from volvere to roll …   English terms dictionary

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