Evolve - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |iˈvɑːlv|  American pronunciation of the word evolve
Brit.  |ɪˈvɒlv|  British pronunciation of the word evolve

verb

- work out (syn: develop, germinate)
- undergo development or evolution

Modern man evolved a long time ago

- gain through experience (syn: acquire, develop)

Examples

Her company has evolved from a hobby into a thriving business.

Some flowers have evolved remarkable means of insect pollination.

The painter evolved his ideas about form and colour out of the work of an earlier artist.

Some people still do not believe that man evolved from monkeys.

Fish evolved from prehistoric sea creatures.

Animals have evolved camouflage to protect themselves from predators.

The school has evolved its own style of teaching.

Businesses need to evolve rapidly.

The idea evolved out of work done by British scientists.

The group gradually evolved into a political party.

Modern man evolved a long time ago

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: evolve
he/she/it: evolves
present participle: evolving
past tense: evolved
past participle: evolved
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