- vt.& vi.移交; 转移; 交给下属（或下层、晚辈等）; 衰落
- 第三人称单数: devolves;
- 过去式: devolved;
- 过去分词: devolved;
- 现在分词: devolving;
Additional powers will devolve to the regional governments.
The central government has decided to devolve authority on the regions.
When the Ambassador is on leave, his duties devolve upon the First Secretary.
By the same token, heavier responsibility should devolve on factories , mines and some corporations.
The building will devolve to his eldest son.
While he's ill, most of his work will devolve on me.
Now it will devolve on you to manage this school.
The house will devolve to his daughter.
We have made a conscious effort to devolve responsibility.
1. pass on or delegate to another;
"The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital"
2. be inherited by;
"The estate fell to my sister"
"The land returned to the family"
"The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
3. grow worse;
"Her condition deteriorated"
"Conditions in the slums degenerated"
"The discussion devolved into a shouting match"