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Verb: resolve  ri'zólv
  1. Bring to an end; come to a final conclusion
    "The case was resolved";
    - decide, settle, adjudicate
  2. Reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
    - conclude
  3. Reach a decision
    "he resolved never to drink again";
    - purpose
  4. Understand the meaning of
    "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be resolved";
    - answer
  5. (optics) make clearly visible
    "can this image be resolved?"
  6. Find a solution by calculation, algebra or detailed analysis
    "resolve an equation";
    - solve
  7. Cause to go into a solution
    - dissolve, break up
Noun: resolve  ri'zólv
  1. The trait of being resolute
    - resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolution
  2. A formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    - resolution, declaration

Derived forms: resolved, resolves, resolving

Type of: agree, calculate, change integrity, cipher, compute, concord, concur, cypher, decide, determine, discern, distinguish, document, end, figure [N. Amer], figure out, hold, lick [N. Amer, informal], make out, make up one's mind, papers, pick out, puzzle out, reckon, recognise [Brit], recognize, solve, spot, suss [Brit, informal], suss out [Brit, informal], tell apart, terminate, trait, unriddle, work, work out, written document

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