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re·solve

 (rĭ-zŏlv′)
v. re·solved, re·solv·ing, re·solves
v.tr.
1.
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).
v.intr.
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.
n.
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.

resolve

(rɪˈzɒlv)
vb (mainly tr)
1. (takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to decide or determine firmly
2. to express (an opinion) formally, esp (of a public meeting) one agreed by a vote
3. (usually foll by: into) to separate or cause to separate (into) (constituent parts or elements)
4. (usually reflexive) to change, alter, or appear to change or alter: the ghost resolved itself into a tree.
5. to make up the mind of; cause to decide: the tempest resolved him to stay at home.
6. to find the answer or solution to; solve: to resolve a problem.
7. to explain away or dispel: to resolve a doubt.
8. to bring to an end; conclude: to resolve an argument.
9. (Medicine) med to cause (a swelling or inflammation) to subside, esp without the formation of pus
10. (Music, other) (also intr) to follow (a dissonant note or chord) or (of a dissonant note or chord) to be followed by one producing a consonance
11. (Chemistry) chem to separate (a racemic mixture) into its optically active constituents
12. (General Physics) physics
a. to distinguish between (separate parts) of (an image) as in a microscope, telescope, or other optical instrument
b. to separate (two adjacent peaks) in a spectrum by means of a spectrometer
13. (Mathematics) maths to split (a vector) into its components in specified directions
14. an obsolete word for dissolve
n
15. something determined or decided; resolution: he had made a resolve to work all day.
16. firmness of purpose; determination: nothing can break his resolve.
[C14: from Latin resolvere to unfasten, reveal, from re- + solvere to loosen; see solve]
reˈsolver n

re•solve

(rɪˈzɒlv)

v. -solved, -solv•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine.
2. to separate into constituent or elementary parts; break up (usu. fol. by into).
3. to reduce or convert by, or as if by, breaking up (usu. fol. by to or into).
4. to convert or transform by any process (often used reflexively).
5. to reduce by mental analysis (often fol. by into).
6. to settle, determine, or state formally in a vote or resolution, as of a deliberative assembly.
7. to deal with (a question, controversy, etc.) conclusively; settle.
8. to clear away or dispel (doubts, fears, etc.); answer.
9. to bring about the resolution of (the plot elements of a play, novel, or other literary work).
10. to cause (a voice part or the harmony as a whole) to progress from a dissonance to a consonance.
11. to separate (a racemic mixture) into optically active components.
12. to separate and make visible the individual parts of (an image); distinguish between.
13. to cause (swellings, inflammation, etc.) to disappear without suppuration.
v.i.
14. to come to a determination; make up one's mind (often fol. by on or upon).
15. to break up or disintegrate.
16. to be reduced or changed by breaking up, analysis, or the like (usu. fol. by to or into).
17. to progress from a dissonance to a consonance.
n.
18. a resolution or determination made, as to follow some course of action.
19. firmness of purpose or intent; determination.
[1325–75; Middle English (v.) < Latin resolvere to unfasten, loosen, release =re- re- + solvere to loosen; compare solve]
re•solv′a•ble, adj.
re•solv′er, n.
syn: See decide.
relent, resolve - Relent and resolve originally meant "melt, dissolve" in literal (under the influence of heat) and figurative senses.
See also related terms for melting.

resolve


Past participle: resolved
Gerund: resolving

Imperative
resolve
resolve
Present
I resolve
you resolve
he/she/it resolves
we resolve
you resolve
they resolve
Preterite
I resolved
you resolved
he/she/it resolved
we resolved
you resolved
they resolved
Present Continuous
I am resolving
you are resolving
he/she/it is resolving
we are resolving
you are resolving
they are resolving
Present Perfect
I have resolved
you have resolved
he/she/it has resolved
we have resolved
you have resolved
they have resolved
Past Continuous
I was resolving
you were resolving
he/she/it was resolving
we were resolving
you were resolving
they were resolving
Past Perfect
I had resolved
you had resolved
he/she/it had resolved
we had resolved
you had resolved
they had resolved
Future
I will resolve
you will resolve
he/she/it will resolve
we will resolve
you will resolve
they will resolve
Future Perfect
I will have resolved
you will have resolved
he/she/it will have resolved
we will have resolved
you will have resolved
they will have resolved
Future Continuous
I will be resolving
you will be resolving
he/she/it will be resolving
we will be resolving
you will be resolving
they will be resolving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been resolving
you have been resolving
he/she/it has been resolving
we have been resolving
you have been resolving
they have been resolving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been resolving
you will have been resolving
he/she/it will have been resolving
we will have been resolving
you will have been resolving
they will have been resolving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been resolving
you had been resolving
he/she/it had been resolving
we had been resolving
you had been resolving
they had been resolving
Conditional
I would resolve
you would resolve
he/she/it would resolve
we would resolve
you would resolve
they would resolve
Past Conditional
I would have resolved
you would have resolved
he/she/it would have resolved
we would have resolved
you would have resolved
they would have resolved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.resolve - the trait of being resoluteresolve - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
self-command, self-possession, will power, willpower, self-will, self-control, possession - the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
steadiness - freedom from wavering or indecision; constancy of resolve or conduct; "He trusted her clear steadiness that she would do what she said"
sturdiness - resoluteness evidenced by strength of character; "sturdiness of moral principle"
stiffness - firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action; "a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity"
bullheadedness, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness, obstinacy, obstinance - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
single-mindedness - characterized by one unified purpose
adamance, obduracy, unyieldingness - resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
decisiveness, decision - the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose; "a man of unusual decisiveness"
determination, purpose - the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose"
steadfastness - steadfast resolution
2.resolve - a formal expression by a meetingresolve - a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
joint resolution - a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive (or passed over the Chief Executive's veto)
Verb1.resolve - bring to an endresolve - 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"
terminate, end - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
judge - determine the result of (a competition)
adjust - decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim
2.resolve - reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
square off, square up, settle, determine - settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
agree, concur, concord, hold - be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point"
3.resolve - reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again"
decide, make up one's mind, determine - reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
4.resolve - understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
figure out, puzzle out, solve, lick, work out, work - find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
5.resolve - make clearly visible; "can this image be resolved?"
optics - the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
make out, discern, tell apart, spot, distinguish, pick out, recognise, recognize - detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
6.resolve - find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x"
compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation
factorise, factorize - resolve (a polynomial) into factors
7.resolve - cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
melt, melt down, run - reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"
cut - dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"

resolve

verb
1. work out, answer, solve, find the solution to, clear up, crack, fathom, suss (out) (slang), elucidate We must find a way to resolve these problems.
2. decide, determine, undertake, make up your mind, agree, design, settle, purpose, intend, fix, conclude She resolved to report the matter.
3. change, convert, transform, alter, metamorphose, transmute The spirals of light resolved into points.
4. dispel, explain, remove, clear up, banish Many years of doubt were finally resolved.
noun
2. decision, resolution, undertaking, objective, design, project, purpose, conclusion, intention the resolve to enforce a settlement using troops

resolve

verb
1. To make up or cause to make up one's mind:
2. To separate into parts for study:
3. To find a solution for:
Informal: dope out, figure out.
4. To bring (something) into a state of agreement or accord:
noun
Translations
تَصْميمقَرار ثابِت، عَزْميُزيلُ الشُّكوكيُصَمِّميُقَرِّر، يَسُن قانونا
předsevzetípřijmout rezolucirozhodnostrozhodnout serozřešit
fast beslutningfinde en løsning påvedtageviljestyrke
päättääratkaista
elhatározmegoldeloszlathatározmegfejt
ákveîaákveîniákvörîun, ásetningurleysa, ráîaúrskurîa
predsavzatieprijať rezolúciu
lösa
çözmekkarar vermekkararlılıkönergeyi kabul etmeksıkı karar

resolve

[rɪˈzɒlv]
A. N
1. (= resoluteness) → resolución f
unshakeable resolveresolución f inquebrantable
2. (= decision) → propósito m
to make a resolve to do sthresolverse a hacer algo
B. VT
1. (= find solution to) → resolver, solucionar
this will resolve your doubtsesto solucionará sus dudas
the problem is still not resolvedel problema está por resolver
2. (= decide) → resolver, decidir
to resolve thatacordar que ...
it was resolved thatse acordó que ...
C. VI
1. (= separate) → resolverse (into en) the question resolves into four partsla cuestión se resuelve en cuatro partes
2. (= decide) to resolve on sthoptar por algo, resolverse por algo
to resolve on doing sthacordar hacer algo
to resolve to do sthresolverse a hacer algo

resolve

[rɪˈzɒlv]
n (= determination) → résolution f
vt
(= decide) to resolve to do sth → se résoudre à faire qch
(= solve) [+ problem] → résoudre

resolve

vt
problem, conflict, crisislösen; doubtzerstreuen; disputebeilegen; differences, issueklären
(= decide) to resolve that …beschließen, dass …; to resolve to do somethingbeschließen, etw zu tun
(= break up: into elements) → zerlegen (→ into in +acc); (= convert)auflösen (also Phys) (→ into in +acc)
(Mus) chord, harmonyauflösen (→ into in +acc)
vi
(= decide) to resolve (up)on somethingetw beschließen
(→ in +acc) (= break up)zerfallen; (= be converted)sich auflösen
vr (→ in +acc) → sich zerlegen lassen; (= be converted)sich auflösen
n
(= decision)Beschluss m; to make a resolve to do somethingden Beschluss fassen, etw zu tun
no pl (= resoluteness)Entschlossenheit f; to do something with resolveetw fest entschlossen tun

resolve

[rɪˈzɒlv] (frm)
1. n (resoluteness) → risolutezza
to make a resolve to do sth → risolversi a fare qc
2. vt
a. (sort out) → risolvere
b. (decide) to resolve to do sth/thatdecidere di fare qc/che
the committee resolved against appointing him → il comitato ha deliberato contro la sua nomina

resolution

(rezəˈluːʃən) noun
1. a firm decision (to do something). He made a resolution to get up early.
2. an opinion or decision formally expressed by a group of people, eg at a public meeting. The meeting passed a resolution in favour of allowing women to join the society.
3. resoluteness.
4. the act of resolving (a problem etc).
ˈresolute (-luːt) adjective
doing what one has decided to do, in spite of opposition, criticism etc. a resolute attitude.
ˈresolutely adverb
ˈresoluteness noun
resolve (rəˈzolv) verb
1. to make a firm decision (to do something). I've resolved to stop smoking.
2. to pass (a resolution). It was resolved that women should be allowed to join the society.
3. to take away (a doubt, fear etc) or produce an answer to (a problem, difficulty etc).
noun
1. determination to do what one has decided to do. He showed great resolve.
2. a firm decision. It is his resolve to become a director of this firm.
resolved (rəˈzolvd) adjective
determined. I am resolved to go and nothing will stop me.

re·solve

v. resolver.
1. encontrar una solución;
2. descomponer, analizar, separar en componentes.

resolve

vi resolverse
References in classic literature ?
Don't cry so bitterly, but remember this day, and resolve with all your soul that you will never know another like it.
Indeed he is," agreed Ned, making a mental resolve not to be so public with his thoughts in the future.
After I refused to join `the Owls,' as they were called, I made a bold resolve to go to the Saturday night dances at Firemen's Hall.
But her resolve melted when she saw him before designing Providence had led him into her path.
But Hester could not resolve the query, using herself in a dismal labyrinth of doubt.
Can you not see that the task is your task--yours to dream, yours to resolve, yours to execute?
It was plain to see how old and firm the girlish heart was grown under the discipline of heavy sorrow; and when, anon, her large dark eye was raised to follow the gambols of her little Harry, who was sporting, like some tropical butterfly, hither and thither over the floor, she showed a depth of firmness and steady resolve that was never there in her earlier and happier days.
When the people heard this resolve of his, they came and told him there was a pitiless dragon in human disguise in the Haunted Cave, a dread creature which no knight had yet been bold enough to face, and begged him to rid the land of its desolating presence.
She braided her hair in the two accustomed pig- tails, took off her best shoes (which had happily escaped notice), with all the while a fixed resolve growing in her mind, that of leaving the brick house and going back to the farm.
Angry as she was, the thought of the moment made her resolve to restrain herself when she did speak.
Though her late conversation with her daughter-in-law had made her resolve on remaining at Norland no longer than was unavoidable, it had not produced the smallest effect on her in that point to which it principally tended.
said my reason, forced by the agonising stimulus into precocious though transitory power: and Resolve, equally wrought up, instigated some strange expedient to achieve escape from insupportable oppression--as running away, or, if that could not be effected, never eating or drinking more, and letting myself die.