evolve

verb
ADVERB
gradually, slowly
quickly, rapidly
eventually

the theory which eventually evolved from this study

constantly, continually, continuously
steadily

Veterinary medicine is steadily evolving to meet the demands of pet owners.

considerably, dramatically, significantly

The market has evolved considerably in recent years.

naturally
differently, independently, separately

Monkeys in the New World evolved separately from those in the Old World.

together

Africa and its wildlife evolved together.

VERB + EVOLVE
continue to
tend to

Online games tend to evolve over time.

PREPOSITION
according to

Our products have been evolving according to the requirements of the times.

from

More complex animals gradually evolved from these very simple creatures.

into

The protest movement has evolved into a well-organized political party.

out of

A lot of Michael's work has evolved out of his experience with travel.

towards/toward

the idea that society evolves towards/toward greater complexity

PHRASES
fully evolved, highly evolved

These are very highly evolved animals.

Evolve is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑design, ↑gene, ↑idea, ↑market, ↑practice, ↑process, ↑relationship, ↑technology
Evolve is used with these nouns as the object: ↑style

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