English verb: devolve
|1.||devolve (social) pass on or delegate to another|
|Samples||The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something to somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||assign, delegate, depute, designate|
|2.||devolve (possession) be inherited by|
|Samples||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, pass, return|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||change hands, change owners|
|Narrower (hyponym)||fall, light|
|Verb group||accrue, fall|
|3.||devolve (body) grow worse|
|Samples||Her condition deteriorated.|
Conditions in the slums degenerated.
The discussion devolved into a shouting match.
|Synonyms||degenerate, deteriorate, drop|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
|Broader (hypernym)||decline, worsen|
|Narrower (hyponym)||fade, fatigue, jade, languish, pall, rot, tire, waste, weary|
|Antonyms||convalesce, recover, recuperate|