devolve: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-volv'), [key]
— v., -volved, -volv•ing.
- to transfer or delegate (a duty, responsibility, etc.) to or upon another; pass on.
- to cause to roll downward.
- to be transferred or passed on from one to another: The responsibility devolved on me.
- to roll or flow downward.
- devolve (Thesaurus)