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Synonyms of devolve in English:


  • the move would devolve responsibility to local units
    delegate, pass (down/on), hand down/over/on, depute, transfer, transmit, commit, assign, consign, convey, entrust, turn over, make over, sign over, give, part with, let go of, leave, cede, surrender, relinquish, deliver;
    bestow, grant;
    offload, dump, get rid of, palm off, foist, fob off
    [Antonyms] centralize, retain
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