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English verb: evolve

1. evolve (creation) work out

SamplesWe have developed a new theory of evolution.

ExamplesDid he evolve his major works over a short period of time?

Synonymsdevelop, germinate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally

Verb groupdevelop

2. evolve (change) undergo development or evolution

SamplesModern man evolved a long time ago.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)develop

Narrower (hyponym)derive, differentiate, specialise, specialize, speciate

3. evolve (change) gain through experience

SamplesI acquired a strong aversion to television.
Children must develop a sense of right and wrong.
Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position.
Develop a passion for painting.

Synonymsacquire, develop

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change

Verb groupacquire, develop, develop, develop, develop, explicate, formulate, get, grow, produce

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