Definition of resolve
From Middle English, from Latin resolvō.
To solve again
- (UK) IPA: /ɹiˈsɒlv/, SAMPA: /ri"sQlv/
- Rhymes: -ɒlv
- (US) IPA: /ɹiˈsɑlv/, SAMPA: /ri"sAlv/
- Rhymes: -ɑlv
- (UK) IPA: /ɹɪˈzɒlv/, /ɹiːˈzɒlv/, SAMPA: /rI"zQlv/, /ri:"zQlv/
- Rhymes: -ɪzɒlv or Rhymes: -iːzɒlv
- (US) IPA: /ɹiːzɒlv/
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to resolve (third-person singular simple present resolves, present participle resolving, simple past and past participle resolved)
- (transitive) To find a solution to (a problem).
- (transitive) To solve again.
I'll have to resolve the equation with the new values.
- (intransitive) To make a firm decision to do something.
I resolve to finish this work before I go home.
resolve (plural resolves)
- Determination, will power.
It took all my resolve to go through with it.
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