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devolve

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdevolvede‧volve /dɪˈvɒlv $ dɪˈvɑːlv/ verb formal [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 if you devolve responsibility, power etc to a person or group at a lower level, or if it devolves on them, it is given to themdevolve something to somebody/something 🔊 The federal government has devolved responsibility for welfare to the states.devolve on/upon 🔊 Half of the cost of the study will devolve upon the firm.2 if land, money etc devolves to someone, it becomes their property when someone else dies syn pass→ See Verb table
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devolveSouthwark's model of care management will not devolve financial responsibility for community care to care managers.I found myself staring at her, my mind devolving from the content of the short and impersonal crematorium service.If everyone charges ahead in his own direction, why does society not devolve into anarchy?One result of devolving off-duty allocation to ward level may be arrangements which take too much account of staff interests.The goal of the welfare bill is to devolve power and responsibilty to the states.They included clauses to devolve power by increasing the autonomy and economic power of local councils.Discussions have been initiated and we hope that agreement will be reached with several colleges to devolve responsibility to them in 1989.Thus half the effort of benefit-cost analysis would devolve upon the firm, whose owners' best interests dictate accurate cost estimates.devolve something to somebody/somethingThe federal government has devolved responsibility for welfare to the states.
From Longman Business Dictionarydevolvede‧volve /dɪˈvɒlvdɪˈvɑːlv/ verb1[transitive] to give work, responsibility, or power to someone at a lower or more local levelThe goal of the welfare bill is to devolve power and responsibility to the states.2[intransitive]LAW if land, goods etc devolve to someone they become the property of that person when their owner diesIn the event of the guardian dying before the child attains twenty-one years, all of the estate shall devolve upon the said child and be held for him in trust.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
devolve
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydevolve
he, she, itdevolves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydevolved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave devolved
he, she, ithas devolved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad devolved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill devolve
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have devolved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam devolving
he, she, itis devolving
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you, we, theyare devolving
Past
I, he, she, itwas devolving
you, we, theywere devolving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been devolving
he, she, ithas been devolving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been devolving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be devolving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been devolving
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