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e·volve

evolve

 
 
pronunciation:
ih valv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: evolves, evolving, evolved
definition 1: to develop gradually; come into being.
The plans evolved after weeks of discussion.
synonyms:
develop, grow
similar words:
arise, result
definition 2: to develop, change, or improve by steps.
Some scientists believe that birds evolved from dinosaurs.
synonyms:
mature
similar words:
advance, change, grow, improve, progress, ripen
derivations: evolvable (adj.), evolvement (n.), evolver (n.)
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The word evolve contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
volv, volu, volut Latin root that means roll, turn