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1. determined;
- Example: "she was firmly resolved to be a doctor"
- Example: "single-minded in his determination to stop smoking"
[syn: single-minded, resolved]

2. explained or answered;
- Example: "mysteries solved and unsolved problems resolved and unresolved";
[syn: solved, resolved]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Resolve \Re*solve"\ (r?*z?lv"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resolved (-z?lvd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Resolving.] [L. resolvere, resolutum, to untie, loosen, relax, enfeeble; pref. re- re- + solvere to loosen, dissolve: cf. F. r['e]soudare to resolve. See Solve, and cf. Resolve, v. i., Resolute, Resolution.] 1. To separate the component parts of; to reduce to the constituent elements; -- said of compound substances; hence, sometimes, to melt, or dissolve. [1913 Webster] O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew! --Shak. [1913 Webster] Ye immortal souls, who once were men, And now resolved to elements again. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. "Resolve my doubt." --Shak. [1913 Webster] To the resolving whereof we must first know that the Jews were commanded to divorce an unbelieving Gentile. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain. [1913 Webster] Sir, be resolved. I must and will come. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] Resolve me, Reason, which of these is worse, Want with a full, or with an empty purse? --Pope. [1913 Webster] In health, good air, pleasure, riches, I am resolved it can not be equaled by any region. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] We must be resolved how the law can be pure and perspicuous, and yet throw a polluted skirt over these Eleusinian mysteries. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle; as, he was resolved by an unexpected event. [1913 Webster] 5. 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). [1913 Webster] 6. To change or convert by resolution or formal vote; -- used only reflexively; as, the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole. [1913 Webster] 7. (Math.) 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. --Hutton. [1913 Webster] 8. (Med.) To dispere or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumor. [1913 Webster] 9. (Mus.) To let the tones (as of a discord) follow their several tendencies, resulting in a concord. [1913 Webster] 10. To relax; to lay at ease. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] To resolve a nebula.(Astron.) See Resolution of a nebula, under Resolution. [1913 Webster] Syn: To solve; analyze; unravel; disentangle. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Resolved \Re*solved"\ (r?-z?lvd"), p. p. & a. Having a fixed purpose; determined; resolute; -- usually placed after its noun; as, a man resolved to be rich. [1913 Webster] That makes him a resolved enemy. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] I am resolved she shall not settle here. --Fielding. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

resolved adj 1: determined; "she was firmly resolved to be a doctor"; "single-minded in his determination to stop smoking" [syn: single-minded, resolved] 2: explained or answered; "mysteries solved and unsolved; problems resolved and unresolved" [syn: solved, resolved] [ant: unresolved, unsolved]