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English definition of “devolve”

devolve

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈvɒlv/ us    /-ˈvɑːlv/
to (cause power or responsibility to) be given to other people: To be a good manager, you must know how to devolve responsibility downwards.formal Those duties will necessarily devolve on/upon me.Colonisation and self-government
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(Definition of devolve from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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