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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (3)

1. find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of;
- Example: "did you solve the problem?"
- Example: "Work out your problems with the boss"
- Example: "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"
- Example: "did you get it?"
- Example: "Did you get my meaning?"
- Example: "He could not work the math problem"
[syn: solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work]

2. find the solution;
- Example: "solve an equation"
- Example: "solve for x"
[syn: resolve, solve]

3. settle, as of a debt;
- Example: "clear a debt"
- Example: "solve an old debt"
[syn: clear, solve]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Solve \Solve\, n. A solution; an explanation. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Solve \Solve\ (s[o^]lv), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Solved (s[o^]lvd); p. pr. & vb. n. Solving.] [L. solvere, solutum; from a prefix so- expressing separation (cf. Sober) + luere to loosen; cf. OF. soldre, soudre. See Loose, and cf. Absolve.] To explain; to resolve; to unfold; to clear up (what is obscure or difficult to be understood); to work out to a result or conclusion; as, to solve a doubt; to solve difficulties; to solve a problem. [1913 Webster] True piety would effectually solve such scruples. --South. [1913 Webster] God shall solve the dark decrees of fate. --Tickell. [1913 Webster] Syn: To explain; resolve; unfold; clear up. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

solve v 1: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem" [syn: solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work] 2: find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x" [syn: resolve, solve] 3: settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt" [syn: clear, solve]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

107 Moby Thesaurus words for "solve": account for, allegorize, answer, bottom, break, cipher, clarify, clear up, colliquate, crack, cut, debug, decide, decipher, decoagulate, decoct, decode, deliquesce, demonstrate, demythologize, determine, disentangle, dissolve, divine, do, dope, dope out, elucidate, enlighten, euhemerize, exemplify, explain, explain away, explicate, exposit, expound, fathom, figure out, find out, find the answer, find the solution, fix, fluidify, fluidize, flux, fuse, get, get right, give reason for, give the meaning, guess, guess right, have it, hit it, hold in solution, illuminate, illustrate, infuse, interpret, leach, liquefy, liquesce, liquidize, lixiviate, make clear, make out, make plain, melt, melt down, open the lock, percolate, plumb, popularize, psych, psych out, puzzle out, rationalize, ravel, ravel out, resolve, reveal, riddle, run, settle, shed light upon, show, show how, show the way, simplify, solubilize, sort out, spell out, thaw, thin, throw light upon, unclot, undo, unfold, unlock, unravel, unriddle, unscramble, untangle, untwist, unweave, work, work out
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Solve Parallel object-oriented language. "Message Pattern Specifications: A New Technique for Handling Errors in Parallel Object- Oriented Systems", J.A. Purchase et al, SIGPLAN Notices 25(10):116-125 (OOPSLA/ECOOP '90) (Oct 1990).