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resolve

Definition of resolve

Etymology

    From Middle English, from Latin resolvō.

Pronunciation

To solve again

  • (UK) IPA: /ɹiˈsɒlv/, SAMPA: /ri"sQlv/
  • Rhymes: -ɒlv
  • (US) IPA: /ɹiˈsɑlv/, SAMPA: /ri"sAlv/
  • Rhymes: -ɑlv

Other senses

  • (UK) IPA: /ɹɪˈzɒlv/, /ɹiːˈzɒlv/, SAMPA: /rI"zQlv/, /ri:"zQlv/
  • Rhymes: -ɪzɒlv or Rhymes: -iːzɒlv
  • (US) IPA: /ɹiːzɒlv/
  • Audio (US) [?]

Verb

to resolve (third-person singular simple present resolves, present participle resolving, simple past and past participle resolved)

  1. (transitive) To find a solution to (a problem).
  2. (transitive) To solve again.

    I'll have to resolve the equation with the new values.

  3. (intransitive) To make a firm decision to do something.

    I resolve to finish this work before I go home.

Related terms

  • solve
  • resolute
  • resolution
  • resolvable
  • resolver

Noun

resolve (plural resolves)

  1. Determination, will power.

    It took all my resolve to go through with it.

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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