evolve

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Evolve is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Verb[change]

Plain form
evolve

Third-person singular
evolves

Past tense
evolved

Past participle
evolved

Present participle
evolving

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If something evolves, it, or things of its kind, change slowly over a long time or from generation to generation.
    Because computer technology evolves rapidly, a product may have changed before most people learn about it.
    Most researchers see Homo erectus as a single species that evolved into Homo sapiens.
    Modern scientific ideas will continue to evolve and grow.
    Rock and roll evolved from earlier blues, jazz, and folk music.

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