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v. re·solved, re·solv·ing, re·solves
a. To make a firm decision about: resolved that I would do better next time. See Synonyms at decide.
b. To decide or express by formal vote: The legislature resolved that the official should be impeached.
c. To cause (a person) to reach a decision: "He was resolved to enjoy the success he had earned" (F. Scott Fitzgerald).
2. To change or convert: My resentment resolved itself into resignation.
3. To find a solution to; solve: resolved the problem.
4. To remove or dispel (doubts).
5. To bring to a usually successful conclusion: resolve a conflict.
6. Medicine To cause reduction of (an inflammation, for example).
7. Music To cause (a tone or chord) to progress from dissonance to consonance.
8. Chemistry To separate (an optically inactive compound or mixture) into its optically active constituents.
9. To render parts of (an image) visible and distinct.
10. Mathematics To separate (a vector, for example) into coordinate components.
11. Archaic To separate (something) into constituent parts.
12. Obsolete To cause (something) to melt or dissolve: "O, that this too too solid flesh would melt / Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!" (Shakespeare).
1. To reach a decision or make a determination: resolve on a course of action.
2. To become separated or reduced to constituents.
3. Music To undergo resolution.
1. Firmness of purpose; resolution: "my fierce, indignant resolve to visit those sun-kissed islands" (Caitlin Flanagan).
2. A determination or decision; a fixed purpose: "She had come to a resolve to undertake outdoor work in her native village" (Thomas Hardy).
3. A formal resolution made by a deliberative body.

[Middle English resolven, to dissolve, from Old French resolver, from Latin resolvere, to untie : re-, re- + solvere, to untie; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

re·solv′a·bil′i·ty, re·solv′a·ble·ness n.
re·solv′a·ble adj.
re·solv′ed·ly (-zŏl′vĭd-lē) adv.
re·solv′er n.


(rɪˈzɒlvəbəl) or


able to be resolved or analysed
reˌsolvaˈbility, reˌsoluˈbility, reˈsolvableness, reˈsolubleness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.resolvable - capable of being solved; "such problems are perfectly solvable"
soluble - susceptible of solution or of being solved or explained; "the puzzle is soluble"
2.resolvable - capable of being settled or resolved; "all disputed points are potentially resolvable"; "a resolvable quarrel"
reconcilable - capable of being reconciled; "her way of thinking is reconcilable with mine"


[rɪˈzɒlvəbl] ADJsoluble


problem, conflict, crisislösbar; doubtzerstreubar; a dispute/an issue which is not resolvableein Streit m, → der nicht beigelegt/ein Thema nt, → das nicht geklärt werden kann
(into elements) → zerlegbar; (= convertible)auflösbar
References in classic literature ?
From these, in a narrow and a dirty street devoted to such callings, Mr Wegg selects one dark shop-window with a tallow candle dimly burning in it, surrounded by a muddle of objects vaguely resembling pieces of leather and dry stick, but among which nothing is resolvable into anything distinct, save the candle itself in its old tin candlestick, and two preserved frogs fighting a small- sword duel.
Once that is done, we would be more than happy to give you a full story from our side, but at the moment, because things are still being resolved, shall we say, Mr Bradley can be paid in full and final for what it is due to him and it is resolvable within the very near future.
Various issues of doctrine and authority may also be resolvable.
What appeared to have been an easily resolvable issue has spiraled out of control, primarily because the disagreement has tapped into the volatile debate among those in the pet industry who distinguish between what they term "reputable dealers" and "pet mills.
However, a transducer can actually detect defects an order of magnitude smaller than its resolution limit but not produce a resolvable image, says Martell.
Perhaps the clash of the genders is less resolvable than the follies of state, but here that clash seems rather the occasion for writing a book than a matter worth following through with the heft Dowd has shown elsewhere that she can command.
Rather, in a modern liberal democratic society, all these issues are resolvable through individuals exercising choice in their selection of employment opportunities.
Sites have a number of various desirable attributes, including local government support and consistency with local economic objectives, location within the defined area of the Port District, access to major highways and essential utilities, resolvable site development issues, sufficient acreage, among other attributes outlined in the report.
Most problems continued from 2002 to 2003, an indication that China was able to address the more easily resolvable problems, while the more complex issues persisted.
Brennan comments, 'In the middle of the Australian desert, some of the most complex conflicts seem resolvable.
All the problems were resolvable - from the type of cream used, to when it should be used and by whom it should be applied.
The analogy of franchising and marriage has become commonplace, and for good reason: the franchise relationship is intimate, conflict is inevitable, and poor communication can turn a resolvable disagreement into a disaster.