Origin of resolved
verb (used with object), re·solved, re·solv·ing.
verb (used without object), re·solved, re·solv·ing.
Origin of resolve
Synonyms for resolve
Related Words for resolvedfix, determine, conclude, propose, settle, solve, undertake, decide, answer, agree, lick, elect, figure, clinch, design, untangle, decree, fathom, unravel, choose
Examples from the Web for resolved
Contemporary Examples of resolved
They assured him that should this happen, many problems would be resolved.A Daughter’s Plea: Free My Father from Prison in Iran
Mitra Pourshajari, Movements.Org, Advancing Human Rights
December 26, 2014
On Monday, there were only two issues "that should be resolved tonight," the aide said.CIA Torture Report ‘Days’ Away, Feinstein Says
December 2, 2014
Cervecerías Barú resolved problems with their draft system that prohibited them from selling on tap for almost seven years.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
Mike Tweedy, a government employee in Georgia, resolved to leave Mormonism in 2007.God vs. the Internet. And the Winner is…
November 16, 2014
But even such basic questions as what sort of political power should be established have not been resolved.Ukraine Rebels Love Russia, Hate Gays, Threaten Executions
October 25, 2014
Historical Examples of resolved
He resolved to listen with good grace to any homilies that might issue.
And so she had resolved upon surrender—upon an outward surrender.
He resolved at once to seek her and give his love freedom to tell itself.
He was not timid, however, and resolved to broach the subject.
He resolved to be as prudent as possible, and avoid, as far as he could, any altercation with Haley.
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
Word Origin for resolve
"determined," 1520s, past participle adjective from resolve (v.). Related: Resolvedly.
late 14c., "melt, dissolve, reduce to liquid;" intransitive sense from c.1400; from Old French resolver or directly from Latin resolvere "to loosen, loose, unyoke, undo; explain; relax; set free; make void, dispel," from re-, perhaps intensive, or "back" (see re-), + solvere "loosen" (see solve). Early 15c. as "separate into components," hence the use in optics (1785). Meaning "determine, decide upon" is from 1520s, hence "pass a resolution" (1580s). For sense evolution, cf. resolute (adj.). Related: Resolved; resolving.
"determination, firmness or fixedness of purpose; a determination," 1590s, from resolve (v.).