verb (used with object), re·solved, re·solv·ing.
verb (used without object), re·solved, re·solv·ing.
Origin of resolve
Related formsre·solv·er, nounpre·re·solve, verb, pre·re·solved, pre·re·solv·ing.un·re·solv·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for resolve
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.
A resolve fixed itself at once in her heart; to greet her lover the instant he arrived.The Daughter of a Magnate|Frank H. Spearman
When we were about to embark I suddenly thought of my little dog Stickeen and made the resolve to take him along.Alaska Days with John Muir|Samuel Hall Young
You can command your words and thoughts if you will; resolve, therefore, on this duty.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
If they could only resolve upon such a course, and stick to it, don't you think they would receive more aid, material and moral?
And in that resolve he was fortified by the loyal support of his wife.Thomas Carlyle|Hector Carsewell Macpherson
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