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Verb: solve  sólv
  1. Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
    "did you solve the problem?";
    - work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work, unriddle
     
  2. Find a solution by calculation, algebra or detailed analysis
    "solve for x"; "solve an equation";
    - resolve
     
  3. Settle, as of a debt
    "solve an old debt";
    - clear

Derived forms: solving, solves, solved

Type of: calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, determine, figure [N. Amer], reckon, settle, square off, square up, understand, work out

Encyclopedia: Solve