Root Word of the Day: DEVOLVE

devolve (verb) – to pass on or down; to delegate authority or duty to a successor
BREAKDOWN: DE- (down) + VOLV- (roll)
devolvement is the act of delegating authority
devolution is the process of passing down through successive stages


This word is built on the root VOL-, which means to turn over or to roll.
Common VOL- words include evolve, evolution, and revolve.
More esoteric VOL- words include devolvement and volute.

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