verb (used with object), re·solved, re·solv·ing.
verb (used without object), re·solved, re·solv·ing.
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Origin of resolve
OTHER WORDS FROM resolvere·solv·er, nounpre·re·solve, verb, pre·re·solved, pre·re·solv·ing.un·re·solv·ing, adjective
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What are other ways to say resolve?
To resolve something is to come to a definite or earnest decision about it. How is it different from decide and determine? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for resolve
Despite our resolve to achieve zero hunger by 2030, the sad truth is that hunger has been rising over the past several years, and there is no end in sight.Our Nobel Peace Prize win is an honor and a tragedy|jakemeth|October 25, 2020|Fortune
Now is the time to strengthen your resolve and re-devote yourself to prevention measures.Sick Of COVID-19? Here’s Why You Might Have Pandemic Fatigue|LGBTQ-Editor|October 24, 2020|No Straight News
PE teachers called us lovers to mock our resolve, but the engineer was a brother to me.
Demand for Cisco’s Webex video collaboration tool soared, requiring resolve on the part of frontline Cisconians and executives alike.How the World’s Best Workplaces have led the way in a year unlike any other|lbelanger225|October 13, 2020|Fortune
I’m enjoying it too much to realize my mother’s and my resolve for a small Chuseok meal have been compromised.
They were born in 51 countries and speak 59 foreign languages, but they seemed bound by a single purpose and resolve.
There is the will of the people; the resolve of the political class; the courage of the media; and the authority of the courts.The U.S. Will Torture Again—and We’re All to Blame|Michael Tomasky|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The city may have learned something about resolve in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Modi has ordered his army commanders to strike back hard at the Line of Control to demonstrate Indian resolve.
I ask them how can they resolve that with what they are doing.
There was something strange in my brother's resolve to leave Six Stars and try his fortunes in the city.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
If any weakening of resolve were in himself, it disappeared long before Tony's arrival on the scene.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
But her resolve melted when she saw him before designing Providence had led him into her path.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
His brow was calm, but his mouth closely compressed, as if to sustain some firm resolve.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
Daniel went in, and desired of the king, that he would give him time to resolve the question, and declare it to the king.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for resolve
verb (mainly tr)
- to distinguish between (separate parts) of (an image) as in a microscope, telescope, or other optical instrument
- to separate (two adjacent peaks) in a spectrum by means of a spectrometer