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NOUN (2)

1. the trait of being resolute;
- Example: "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"
- Example: "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
[syn: resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolution]

2. a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote;
[syn: resolution, declaration, resolve]


VERB (7)

1. bring to an end; settle conclusively;
- Example: "The case was decided"
- Example: "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"
- Example: "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
[syn: decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate]

2. reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation;
[syn: conclude, resolve]

3. reach a decision;
- Example: "he resolved never to drink again"
[syn: purpose, resolve]

4. understand the meaning of;
- Example: "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
[syn: answer, resolve]

5. make clearly visible;
- Example: "can this image be resolved?"

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

7. cause to go into a solution;
- Example: "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
[syn: dissolve, resolve, break up]


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:

Resolve \Re*solve"\, n. 1. The act of resolving or making clear; resolution; solution. "To give a full resolve of that which is so much controverted." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. That which has been resolved on or determined; decisive conclusion; fixed purpose; determination; also, legal or official determination; a legislative declaration; a resolution. [1913 Webster] Nor is your firm resolve unknown. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Caesar's approach has summoned us together, And Rome attends her fate from our resolves. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Resolve \Re*solve"\ (r?-z?lv"), v. i. [The sense "to be convinced, to determine" comes from the idea of loosening, breaking up into parts, analyzing, hence, determining.] [1913 Webster] 1. To be separated into its component parts or distinct principles; to undergo resolution. [1913 Webster] 2. To melt; to dissolve; to become fluid. [1913 Webster] When the blood stagnates in any part, it first coagulates, then resolves, and turns alkaline. --Arbuthhnot. [1913 Webster] 3. To be settled in opinion; to be convinced. [R.] [1913 Webster] Let men resolve of that as they plaease. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 4. To form a purpose; to make a decision; especially, to determine after reflection; as, to resolve on a better course of life. [1913 Webster] Syn: To determine; decide; conclude; purpose. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

resolve n 1: the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work" [syn: resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolution] [ant: irresoluteness, irresolution] 2: a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote [syn: resolution, declaration, resolve] v 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" [syn: decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate] 2: reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation [syn: conclude, resolve] 3: reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again" [syn: purpose, resolve] 4: understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered" [syn: answer, resolve] 5: make clearly visible; "can this image be resolved?" 6: find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x" [syn: resolve, solve] 7: cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water" [syn: dissolve, resolve, break up]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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