Meaning of “evolve” in the English Dictionary

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"evolve" in British English

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evolveverb [ I or T ]

uk /ɪˈvɒlv/ us /ɪˈvɑːlv/

(Definition of “evolve” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"evolve" in American English

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evolveverb [ I ]

us /ɪˈvɔlv, -ˈvɑlv/

to change or develop gradually:

These countries are evolving toward more democratic societies.

biology If a creature evolves, it changes over time by the process of evolution.

(Definition of “evolve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"evolve" in Business English

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evolveverb [ I or T ]

uk /ɪˈvɒlv/ us

to develop gradually, or to make someone or something change and develop gradually:

evolve into sth Over the past three years he has evolved into one of America's most successful restaurant owners.
evolve from sth Many investment management companies have evolved from small entrepreneurial organizations.
We must evolve new strategies to cope with changing markets.

(Definition of “evolve” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)