devolver

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

devolve +‎ -er

NounEdit

devolver (plural devolvers)

  1. A devolutionist.
    • 1999, Paul Charles Light, The True Size of Government, page 55:
      It is on more traditional political attitudes where devolvers and reinventors draw on very different constituencies, creating two distinct packages of views toward government.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin dēvolvere (to roll or to tumble off or down)

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /dɨ.volˈveɾ/ [dɨ.voɫˈveɾ], /dɨ.vɔlˈveɾ/ [dɨ.vɔɫˈveɾ]

  • Hyphenation: de‧vol‧ver

VerbEdit

devolver (first-person singular present devolvo, first-person singular preterite devolvi, past participle devolvido)

  1. to return, give back
    Vou devolver isso.
    I'll give it back.
    Synonym: retornar
  2. to refund, to reimburse
    Synonym: reembolsar
  3. to devolve

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin dēvolvere, present active infinitive of dēvolvō (roll or tumble off or down). Cognate with English devolve.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /debolˈbeɾ/ [d̪e.β̞olˈβ̞eɾ]
  • Rhymes: -eɾ
  • Syllabification: de‧vol‧ver

VerbEdit

devolver (first-person singular present devuelvo, first-person singular preterite devolví, past participle devuelto)

  1. to return, refund, restore, give back, hand back, bring back, send back etc.
  2. to pay back, repay (to pay an amount of money owed to another)
  3. to devolve
  4. (colloquial) to throw up, to vomit
    Synonym: vomitar

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