verb (used with object), solved, solv·ing.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of solve
OTHER WORDS FROM solvesolver, nounpre·solve, verb (used with object), pre·solved, pre·solv·ing.un·solved, adjectivewell-solved, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for solve
So I think it’s that bimodel approach of high-frequency questions that we can solve by asynchronous means or high-impact moments a few times per year where, essentially, we need to sit down and we need to think together deeply about the problem.Why is GoCardless COO Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas pivoting to become a full-time VC?|Steve O'Hear|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
The hard work of solving the country’s biggest problems falls to all of us.Charles Koch: Partisan politics don’t work. It’s time for a new way|jakemeth|November 19, 2020|Fortune
The question of how do you actually make it a long-term structural shift is what they’re not solving for.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
Maybe the state would work harder to solve Wayne County’s problems.For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics|Kayla Ruble, Tom Hamburger, David Fahrenthold|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Occasionally he will get a call from a company that wants his help solving a problem.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) (Ep. 440)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 19, 2020|Freakonomics
Pat Roberts of ten years ago was much more moderate and, and tended to be viewed more as a problem solver.The Kansas Independent Who Could Control the Senate|John Avlon|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That sounds fine at first, and of course Holmes is a renowned problem-solver, at least in the world of fictional ink.
Former President Bill Clinton, a famous speed solver, became a fan of his, even sending Reagle one of his completed puzzles.The Crossword Puzzle Turns 100: The ‘King of Crossword’ on Its Strange History|Kevin Fallon|December 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, Zucker is less a long-term strategist than an in-the-moment problem-solver.Can Jeff Zucker, The Next CNN Worldwide Chief, Save the Network?|Lloyd Grove|November 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Like most seriously successful businessmen, Mitt is a pragmatic problem solver, a sensible fixer, a technocrat.Why the Right Hates Mitt Romney and His 2012 Presidential Bid|Michael Medved|November 10, 2011|DAILY BEAST
What can be done in the next three years, time, that great solver of doubts, must tell.
The child who was made a wonderer and a problem finder by God is made a problem solver by teachers.Dickens As an Educator|James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
It bore the name of this marvel, this solver of the sentimental riddle, and beneath it three interrogation marks.A Wanderer in Holland|E. V. Lucas
No solver of least square equations at the present day ought to make such a blunder.Astronomical Discovery|Herbert Hall Turner
An exceedingly ingenious constructor and solver of fascinating puzzles, mathematical and otherwise.The Canterbury Puzzles|Henry Ernest Dudeney
British Dictionary definitions for solve
- to work out the answer to (a problem)
- to obtain the roots of (an equation)