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Meaning & Definition of Resolve in English

English

Resolve

/rizɑlv/

noun

1. The trait of being resolute

  • "His resoluteness carried him through the battle"
  • "It was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
    synonym:
  • resoluteness
  • ,
  • firmness
  • ,
  • firmness of purpose
  • ,
  • resolve
  • ,
  • resolution

2. A formal expression by a meeting

  • Agreed to by a vote
    synonym:
  • resolution
  • ,
  • declaration
  • ,
  • resolve

verb

1. Bring to an end

  • Settle conclusively
  • "The case was decided"
  • "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"
  • "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
    synonym:
  • decide
  • ,
  • settle
  • ,
  • resolve
  • ,
  • adjudicate

2. Reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation

    synonym:
  • conclude
  • ,
  • resolve

3. Reach a decision

  • "He resolved never to drink again"
    synonym:
  • purpose
  • ,
  • resolve

4. Understand the meaning of

  • "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
    synonym:
  • answer
  • ,
  • resolve

5. Make clearly visible

  • "Can this image be resolved?"
    synonym:
  • resolve

6. Find the solution

  • "Solve an equation"
  • "Solve for x"
    synonym:
  • resolve
  • ,
  • solve

7. Cause to go into a solution

  • "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
    synonym:
  • dissolve
  • ,
  • resolve
  • ,
  • break up

Examples of using

What problems are you planning to resolve next year?
They try to resolve the problems of the city.
Why is it necessary to resolve conflicts?