resolute

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin resolutus (released), past participle of resolvō (I release, I unbind).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛ.zəˌl(j)uːt/, /ˌɹɛ.zəˈl(j)uːt/
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  • Rhymes: -uːt

Adjective[edit]

resolute (comparative more resolute, superlative most resolute)

  1. Firm, unyielding, determined.
    She was resolute in her determination to resist his romantic advances.
    He was resolute in his decision to stay.
    • c. 1591–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, []”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene iv]:
      Edward is at hand, / Ready to fight; therefore be resolute.
    • 1929, Emily Dickinson, “I'm the little “Heart's Ease”!”, in M. D. Bianchi; A. L. Hampson, editors, Further Poems Of Emily Dickinson, Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, page 69:
      If the Coward Bumble Bee / In his chimney corner stay, / I, must resoluter be!
    • 2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Villa had plenty of opportunities to make the game safe after a shaky start and despite not reaching any great heights, they were resolute enough to take control of the game in the second half.
  2. (obsolete) Convinced; satisfied; sure.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The one-word comparative form resoluter and superlative form resolutest are both well-attested, though not as common as the two-word forms “more resolute” and “most resolute”.

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Noun[edit]

resolute (plural resolutes)

  1. A determined person; one showing resolution.

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German[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

resolute

  1. inflection of resolut:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

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Participle[edit]

resolūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of resolūtus

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