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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evolve  \E*volve"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Evolved};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Evolving}.]  [L.  evolvere  evolutum  e  out  +  volvere  to 
  roll.  See  {Voluble}.] 
  1.  To  unfold  or  unroll;  to  open  and  expand;  to  disentangle 
  and  exhibit  clearly  and  satisfactorily;  to  develop;  to 
  derive;  to  educe. 
 
  The  animal  soul  sooner  evolves  itself  to  its  full 
  orb  and  extent  than  the  human  soul.  --Sir.  M. 
  Hale. 
 
  The  principles  which  art  involves,  science  alone 
  evolves.  --Whewell. 
 
  Not  by  any  power  evolved  from  man's  own  resources, 
  but  by  a  power  which  descended  from  above.  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 
 
  2.  To  throw  out  to  emit;  as  to  evolve  odors. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evolve  \E*volve"\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  open  disclosed,  or  developed;  to  pass  through  a 
  process  of  evolution.  --Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  evolve 
  v  1:  work  out  as  of  a  theory  or  an  idea;  "We  have  developed  a 
  new  theory  of  evolution"  [syn:  {develop}] 
  2:  undergo  an  evolution;  "Modern  man  evolved  a  long  time  ago" 
  3:  come  up  with  "We  evolved  an  interesting  idea"  [syn:  {work 
  out}] 
  4:  gradually  acquire  new  traits  or  characteristics:  "Children 
  must  develop  a  sense  of  right  and  wrong"  [syn:  {develop}] 




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