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devolve

Pronunciación: /dɪˈvɑːlv; dɪˈvɒlv/

Traducción de devolve en español:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [formal] to devolve to o (up)on sb [duties/responsibilities] recaer* sobre or en algn [authority/power] pasar a algn his duties devolve upon his deputy sus obligaciones recaen sobre or en su sustituto
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • A committee or coalition cannot instigate true love; the responsibility for this devolves to substantial human exemplars.
    • The governor's call for a non-binding referendum means this responsibility will ultimately devolve upon us.
    • I'm not saying that sexual responsibility devolves to women.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Worse, fullbacks have devolved into one-dimensional blockers who may only see action on one-fifth of a team's snaps - and they're lucky to touch the ball at all.
    • If the detectives are of differing abilities it devolves into a situation where one player is deciding the best move for everybody else.
    • Unfortunately, that intensity's exactly what's lacking in Yellowknife, a stylish road movie whose early promise devolves into a hash of bad sex and worse plotting.
    1.2 [property]to devolve to o on sb pasar a algn

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [formal] [power] delegar*, transferir*; [privilege/right] conceder to devolve authority to the regions dar* autonomía a las regiones
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The State Government devolving its powers on local self-governments is not to be criticised.
    • Let's imagine a situation where regional assemblies over England decide to pursue the same line as London, and the national agencies are broken up so as to devolve power to local decision-makers.
    • He said: ‘If you are going to devolve power to local communities, giving them a list of who should be involved is counter-productive.’

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Sherry is produced in an area of chalky soil known as albariza lying between the towns of Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz province. It is from Jerez that sherry takes its English name. Sherries, made from grape varieties including Palomino and Pedro Ximénez, are drunk worldwide as an aperitif, and in Spain as an accompaniment to tapas. The styles of jerez vary from the pale fino and manzanilla to the darker aromatic oloroso and amontillado.