What does evolve mean?

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ɪˈvɒlvevolve

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evolve, germinate, developverb

    work out

    "We have developed a new theory of evolution"

  2. evolveverb

    undergo development or evolution

    "Modern man evolved a long time ago"

  3. develop, acquire, evolveverb

    gain through experience

    "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"

Wiktionary

  1. evolveverb

    To move in regular procession through a system.

    Etymology: From evolvere, present active infinitive of evolvo, from e, short form of ex, + volvo.

  2. evolveverb

    To develop.

    Etymology: From evolvere, present active infinitive of evolvo, from e, short form of ex, + volvo.

  3. evolveverb

    Of a population, to change genetic composition over successive generations through the process of evolution.

    Etymology: From evolvere, present active infinitive of evolvo, from e, short form of ex, + volvo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evolveverb

    to unfold or unroll; to open and expand; to disentangle and exhibit clearly and satisfactorily; to develop; to derive; to educe

    Etymology: [L. evolvere, evolutum; e out + volvere to roll. See Voluble.]

  2. Evolveverb

    to throw out; to emit; as, to evolve odors

    Etymology: [L. evolvere, evolutum; e out + volvere to roll. See Voluble.]

  3. Evolveverb

    to become open, disclosed, or developed; to pass through a process of evolution

    Etymology: [L. evolvere, evolutum; e out + volvere to roll. See Voluble.]

Freebase

  1. Evolve

    Evolve is the twelfth studio album by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco, released in 2003. The album won DiFranco and Brian Grunert a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package in 2004. This album is more eclectic and stylistically venturous than DiFranco's previous works, experimenting with styles such as jazz and funk.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Evolve

    e-volv′, v.t. to unroll: to disclose: to develop: to unravel.—v.i. to disclose itself: to result.—n. Ev′olūte (math.), an original curve from which another curve (the involute) is described by the end of a thread gradually unwound from the former.—adj. Evolv′able, that can be drawn out.—n. Evolve′ment.—adj. Evolv′ent. [L. evolvĕree, out, volvĕre, volūtum, to roll.]

Editors Contribution

  1. evolve

    To improve using our mind, thoughts, learning, awareness, education, experience, understanding, knowledge and skills.

    You could see how they did evolve, it was amazing to see.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'evolve' in Verbs Frequency: #718

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evolve in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evolve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of evolve in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Gelernter:

    Your first users are the first people who break things, some of those findings can be frustrating, but also invaluable; if you’re not prepared to evolve, you undoubtedly will fail.

  2. Stacey Abrams:

    Part of the responsibility is to have honest and authentic conversations about race, what we have to talk about is how race intersects with power. And my mission is to demonstrate that we can change the face of power, evolve it to include more people and people of different complexions and different backgrounds without diminishing anyone else's access to opportunity.

  3. Alexandre Zeller:

    We are telling (clients) very honestly nobody knows how this is going to evolve and you have to be extremely careful in terms of your exposure.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Man is flawed; universe is imperfect; the functioning of the cosmos is defective! Everything seems to be severely punished by the imperfection! May be the real challenge of men is to correct all these flaws! It is possible to think that God is an evolutionary perfectionist! He creates things as unimportant and faulty; then let them all alone and fateless to evolve to perfection!

  5. Lindsey Carnett:

    We’ve heard the term misery loves company, people who complain or rant are made for each other. Think of observing couples who have been married for years go on outings wearing the same color sweater with khaki pants. Be prepared to see Kimye evolve as they grow closer. These impulsive Twitter behaviors are just the beginning of what’s yet to come. They are a sociologist’s dream couple.

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