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resolve

[ ri-zolv ]
/ r瑟藞z蓲lv /
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verb (used with object), re路solved, re路solv路ing.
verb (used without object), re路solved, re路solv路ing.
noun
a resolution or determination made, as to follow some course of action.
firmness of purpose or intent; determination.
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Origin of resolve

1325鈥75; Middle English resolven (v.) <Latin resolvere to unfasten, loosen, release, equivalent to re-re- + solvere to loosen; see solve

OTHER WORDS FROM resolve

re路solv路er, nounpre路re路solve, verb, pre路re路solved, pre路re路solv路ing.un路re路solv路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for resolve

resolve
/ (r瑟藞z蓲lv) /

verb (mainly tr)
noun
something determined or decided; resolutionhe had made a resolve to work all day
firmness of purpose; determinationnothing can break his resolve

Derived forms of resolve

resolver, noun

Word Origin for resolve

C14: from Latin resolvere to unfasten, reveal, from re- + solvere to loosen; see solve
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for resolve

resolve
[ r沫-z艔lv ]

v.
To cause resolution of an abnormal condition.
To separate an optically inactive compound or mixture into its optically active constituents.
To render parts of an image visible and distinct.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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