- [verb] pass on or delegate to another; "The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital"
- [verb] 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"
Synonyms: fall, return, pass
- [verb] grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
Synonyms: deteriorate, drop, degenerate