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 for evolve
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              The animal soul sooner evolves itself to its full
              orb and extent than the human soul.   --Sir. M.
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              The principles which art involves, science alone
              evolves.                              --Whewell.
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              Not by any power evolved from man's own resources,
              but by a power which descended from above. --J. C.
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     2. To throw out; to emit; as, to evolve odors.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Evolve \E*volve"\, v. i.
     To become open, disclosed, or developed; to pass through a
     process of evolution. --Prior.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
           [syn: evolve, germinate, develop]
      2: undergo development or evolution; "Modern man evolved a long
         time ago"
      3: gain through experience; "I acquired a strong aversion to
         television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and
         wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new
         position"; "develop a passion for painting" [syn: develop,
         acquire, evolve]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  165 Moby Thesaurus words for "evolve":
     advance, alter into, amplify, assemble, avulse, be converted into,
     bear fruit, beautify, become, beget, bloom, blossom, breed,
     bring forth, bring into being, build, call into being, cast,
     change into, coin, come round to, compose, compound, conceive,
     concoct, construct, contrive, cook up, create, cultivate, cut out,
     deracinate, descant, design, detail, develop, devise, dig out,
     dig up, dilate, discover, disentangle, draw, draw out, dream up,
     dredge, dredge up, educe, elaborate, embellish, engender, enlarge,
     enlarge upon, eradicate, erect, evolute, evolve into, evulse,
     excavate, excise, excogitate, expand, expatiate, explicate, exsect,
     extract, extricate, extrude, fabricate, fall into, fashion, finish,
     flower, form, formulate, frame, fudge together, generate, get at,
     get out, get up, give being to, give rise to, gouge out, grow,
     grub up, hatch, improvise, indite, invent, lapse into, make,
     make do with, make up, manufacture, maturate, mature, mellow,
     melt into, mine, mint, mold, obtain, open into, open up, originate,
     particularize, pass into, patch together, perfect, pick out,
     piece together, plan, pluck out, pluck up, polish, prefabricate,
     prepare, procreate, produce, progress, pull, pull out, pull up,
     put together, put up, quarry, raise, rake out, rear, refine,
     rehearse in extenso, relate at large, remove, rip out, ripen,
     ripen into, root out, root up, run into, run up, season, set up,
     settle into, shape, shift into, spawn, strike out, take out,
     tear out, think out, think up, turn into, turn to, unearth, unfold,
     unravel, uproot, wax, weed out, whomp up, withdraw, work out,
     wrest out, write

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