Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb evolve

3 senses of evolve

Sense 1
evolve, germinate, develop -- (work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution")
       => create by mental act, create mentally -- (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Sense 2
evolve -- (undergo development or evolution; "Modern man evolved a long time ago")
       => develop -- (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time")

Sense 3
develop, acquire, evolve -- (gain through experience; "I 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")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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