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Adjective: solved  sólvd
  1. Explained or answered
    "mysteries solved and unsolved; problems resolved and unresolved";
    - resolved
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 [N. Amer, informal], work, suss [Brit, informal], suss out [Brit, informal], 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

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

Encyclopedia: Solved