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resolute

[ rez-uh-loot ]
/ ˈrɛz əˌlut /
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adjective
firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion: Her parents wanted her to marry, but she was focused on her education and remained resolute.
characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc.: The mayor was asked to take resolute action against the looters.
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Origin of resolute

First recorded in 1375–1425 for earlier sense “dissolved”; 1525–35 for current senses; late Middle English, from Latin resolūtus, past participle of the verb resolvere resolve

synonym study for resolute

1. See earnest1.

OTHER WORDS FROM resolute

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British Dictionary definitions for resolute

resolute
/ (ˈrɛzəˌluːt) /

adjective
firm in purpose or belief; steadfast
characterized by resolution; determineda resolute answer

Derived forms of resolute

resolutely, adverbresoluteness, noun

Word Origin for resolute

C16: from Latin resolutus, from resolvere to resolve
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