Definition of Evolve

1. Verb. Work out. "Did he evolve his major works over a short period of time?"; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"

Exact synonyms: Develop, Germinate
Generic synonyms: Create By Mental Act, Create Mentally
Related verbs: Develop
Derivative terms: Germ



2. Verb. Undergo development or evolution. "Modern man evolved a long time ago"
Specialized synonyms: Differentiate, Specialise, Specialize, Speciate, Derive
Generic synonyms: Develop
Derivative terms: Evolution, Evolution

3. Verb. Gain through experience. "Develop a passion for painting"
Exact synonyms: Acquire, Develop
Related verbs: Acquire, Develop, Get, Grow, Produce, Develop, Develop, Explicate, Formulate, Develop
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Evolution

Definition of Evolve

1. v. t. To unfold or unroll; to open and expand; to disentangle and exhibit clearly and satisfactorily; to develop; to derive; to educe.

2. v. i. To become open, disclosed, or developed; to pass through a process of evolution.

Definition of Evolve

1. Verb. To move in regular procession through a system. ¹

2. Verb. To develop. ¹

3. Verb. (biology) Of a population, to change genetic composition over successive generations through the process of evolution. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Evolve

1. to develop [v EVOLVED, EVOLVING, EVOLVES] - See also: develop

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Evolve

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Literary usage of Evolve

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"But it may be said that, given certain data, we can evolve further knowledge from them without the aid of fresh data. Given the general constitution of the ..."

2. The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study by Jean-Marie Guyau (1897)
"... nations compared—Critical examination of Matthew Arnold's theory—Cannot free-thought, science, and art evolve their respective ideals from within ? ..."

3. Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors by Elbert Hubbard (1901)
"... all produced by snatches of success, well mixed with disappointment and the bitterness which much contact with the world is sure to evolve. ..."

4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1852)
"In contact with zinc, in dilute acid, they evolve hydrogen, and in a solution of a salt of copper, they become covered with metallic copper. ..."

5. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"To remove the confusion or perplexity; to disentangle, to place in order ; to make clear or plain, to evolve. In each case, Un may be neg. ; but see To ..."

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