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From Middle English, from Latin resolvō.
- To solve again
- (UK) IPA: /ɹiˈsɒlv/, X-SAMPA: /ri"sQlv/
- Rhymes: -ɒlv
- (US) IPA: /ɹiˈsɑlv/, X-SAMPA: /ri"sAlv/
- Rhymes: -ɑlv
- Other senses
- (UK) IPA: /ɹɪˈzɒlv/, /ɹiːˈzɒlv/, X-SAMPA: /rI"zQlv/, /ri:"zQlv/
- Rhymes: -ɪzɒlv or Rhymes: -iːzɒlv
- (US) IPA: /ɹiːzɒlv/
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- (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.
- To come to an agreement or make peace; patch up relationship, settle differences, bury the hatchet.
- After two weeks of bickering, they finally resolved their differences.
- (transitive, intransitive, reflexive) To break down into constituent parts; to decompose; to disintegrate; to return to a simpler constitution or a primeval state.
- (music) to cause a chord to go from dissonance to consonance
- (computing) to find the IP address of a hostname by using utilities such as a ping
- (rare, transitive) To melt; to dissolve; to liquefy or soften (a solid).
- (rare, intransitive, reflexive) To melt; to dissolve; to become liquid.
- (obsolete, transitive) To liquefy (a gas or vapour).
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find a solution to
make a firm decision
to cause a chord to go from dissonance to consonance
to melt; to dissolve; to liquefy or soften (a solid)
- Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, 1989
resolve (plural resolves)
- Determination, will power.
- It took all my resolve to go through with it.
- 2011 October 1, Saj Chowdhury, “Wolverhampton 1 - 2 Newcastle”, BBC Sport:
- Alan Pardew's current squad has been put together with a relatively low budget but the resolve and unity within the team is priceless.
- third-person singular present indicative of resolvere
- second-person singular present active imperative of resolvō