- Present participle of devolve.
Variant of devolve
transitive verbdevolved, devolving
to transfer or pass on (duties, responsibilities, etc.) to another or others
Origin of devolveMiddle English devolven ; from Classical Latin devolvere, to roll down ; from de-, down + volvere, to roll: see walk
- to pass or be transferred to another or others
- to change gradually for the worse; decline; deteriorate