evolve Definition

to develop gradually, or to cause something or someone to develop gradually.

Using evolve: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "evolve" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company has evolved over the years to meet changing market demands.

  • Example

    Birds evolved from dinosaurs.

  • Example

    Her ideas on the subject have evolved significantly in recent years.

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    The technology has evolved to become more user-friendly.

evolve Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for evolve

Phrases with evolve

  • to develop or change into something different over time


    The caterpillar evolved into a butterfly.

  • to develop or originate from something else


    Birds are believed to have evolved from dinosaurs.

  • to develop or change in response to something else


    The company has evolved with the changing needs of its customers.

Origins of evolve

from Latin 'evolvere', meaning 'to unroll'


Summary: evolve in Brief

To 'evolve' [ɪˈvɒlv] means to develop gradually or cause something or someone to develop gradually. It can refer to the development of a company, technology, or even a species, as in 'Birds evolved from dinosaurs.' The phrase 'evolve into' describes the process of developing or changing into something different, while 'evolve from' refers to the origin or development from something else.

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