devolve

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to delegate something to someone else

For the nonce he was rather nonplussed but inasmuch as the duty plainly devolved upon him to take some measures on the subject he pondered suitable ways and means during which Stephen repeatedly yawned.

to slowly degrade

A discussion about politics may devolve into a shouting match.

to be inherited by someone; to come into the hands of

When a captain is killed or wounded, the command of a ship should devolve upon the first lieutenant.

{v} to fail by succession, fall, roll down
If you devolve power, authority, or responsibility to a less powerful person or group, or if it devolves upon them, it is transferred to them. the need to decentralize and devolve power to regional governments We have made a conscious effort to devolve responsibility A large portion of this cost devolves upon the patient
pass on or delegate to another; "The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital"
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
grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match" pass on or delegate to another; "The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital
to be inherited by someone
To roll onward or downward; to pass on
To transfer from one person to another; to deliver over; to hand down; generally with upon, sometimes with to or into
grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
pass on or delegate to another; "The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital
{f} transfer, hand down, delegate, pass on to another who follows; degenerate (Biology)
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"
devolute
devolved
past of devolve
devolves
third-person singular of
devolving
present participle of devolve
devolve

    Silbentrennung

    de·volve

    Türkische aussprache

    dîvälv

    Aussprache

    /dəˈvälv/ /dɪˈvɑːlv/

    Etymologie

    [ di-'välv, -'volv, dE- ] (verb.) 15th century. From Latin dēvolvere, present active infinitive of dēvolvō (“roll or tumble off or down”), from dē + volvō (“roll”).

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