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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
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