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Resolve meaning

resolve - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. bring to an end; settle conclusively; " The case was decided"; " The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; " The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
  2. 2. find the solution; " solve an equation"; " solve for x"
  3. 3. make clearly visible; " can this image be resolved?"
  4. 4. To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain.
  5. 5. To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle; as, he was resolved by an unexpected event.
  6. 6. To solve, as a problem, by enumerating the several things to be done, in order to obtain what is required; to find the answer to, or the result of.
  7. 7. To dispere or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumor.
  8. 8. To let the tones ( as of a discord) follow their several tendencies, resulting in a concord.
  9. 9. To relax; to lay at ease.
  10. 10. To be separated into its component parts or distinct principles; to undergo resolution.
  11. 11. To melt; to dissolve; to become fluid.
  12. 12. To be settled in opinion; to be convinced.
  13. 13. To form a purpose; to make a decision; especially, to determine after reflection; as, to resolve on a better course of life.
  14. 14. The act of resolving or making clear; resolution; solution.
  15. 15. That which has been resolved on or determined; decisive conclusion; fixed purpose; determination; also, legal or official determination; a legislative declaration; a resolution.
  16. 16. To separate the component parts of; to reduce to the constituent elements; - said of compound substances; hence, sometimes, to melt, or dissolve.
  17. 17. To reduce to simple or intelligible notions; - said of complex ideas or obscure questions; to make clear or certain; to free from doubt; to disentangle; to unravel; to explain; hence, to clear up, or dispel, as doubt; as, to resolve a riddle.
  18. 18. To express, as an opinion or determination, by resolution and vote; to declare or decide by a formal vote; - followed by a clause; as, the house resolved ( or, it was resolved by the house) that no money should be apropriated ( or, to appropriate no money)
  19. 19. To change or convert by resolution or formal vote; - used only reflexively; as, the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole.
  20. 20. Anything resolved; fixed purpose.
  21. 21. To separate into elements; analyse; explain; decide.

resolve - examples of usage

  1. " I am not a party man," he kept saying; " at least, I resolve this shall not be a party paper." - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. It was now necessary to alter her course to some extent, according to her new resolve. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " I won't," I said, with a sudden resolve to tell him everything. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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