- resolving power,
- resonance radiation,
Origin of resolved
verb (used with object), re·solved, re·solv·ing.
verb (used without object), re·solved, re·solv·ing.
Origin of resolve
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
On Monday, there were only two issues "that should be resolved tonight," the aide said.
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|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mike Tweedy, a government employee in Georgia, resolved to leave Mormonism in 2007.
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|Anna Nemtsova|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Belfast resolved on waiting "to see what the South would do," and the South waited for Belfast.Speeches from the Dock, Part I|Various
And I resolved that you should see it also, and be warned in time.Robert Tournay|William Sage
I was resolved upon seeing them, and had but little time to lose, so I decided upon retracing my way.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Burning indignation at first fired his soul, and he resolved to punish Quintal.The Lonely Island|R.M. Ballantyne
You have heard, I doubt not, how England is resolved not to be thus held in check.French and English|Evelyn Everett-Green
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.).