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Meaning of EVOLVE

Pronunciation:  i'vâlv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  undergo development or evolution; "Modern man evolved a long time ago"
  2. [v]  acquire or build up traits or characteristics; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
  3. [v]  work out; as of a theory or an idea; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"

EVOLVE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: develop, germinate
 See Also: change, create by mental act, create mentally, derive, develop, differentiate, specialise, specialize, speciate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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; to
       derive; to educe.
             The animal soul sooner evolves itself to its full
             orb and extent than the human soul.   --Sir. M.
             The principles which art involves, science alone
             evolves.                              --Whewell.
             Not by any power evolved from man's own resources,
             but by a power which descended from above. --J. C.
    2. To throw out; to emit; as, to evolve odors.
  2. \E*volve"\, v. i.
    To become open, disclosed, or developed; to pass through a
    process of evolution. --Prior.
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