devolver

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

devolve +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

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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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /de.vow.ˈve(ʁ)/
  • Hyphenation: de‧vol‧ver

Verb[edit]

devolver (first-person singular present indicative devolvo, 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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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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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