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## solve

(sŏlv, sôlv)
v. solved, solv·ing, solves
v.tr.
To find an answer to, explanation for, or way of dealing with (a problem, for example).
v.intr.
To solve an equation: Insert the values of the constants and solve for x.

[Middle English solven, to loosen, from Latin solvere; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

solv′er n.

## solve

(sɒlv)
vb (tr)
1. to find the explanation for or solution to (a mystery, problem, etc)
2. (Mathematics) maths
a. to work out the answer to (a problem)
b. to obtain the roots of (an equation)
[C15: from Latin solvere to loosen, release, free from debt]
ˈsolver n
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## solve

(sɒlv)

v.t. solved, solv•ing.
1. to find the answer or explanation for; clear up; explain: to solve a mystery or puzzle.
2. to work out the answer or solution to (a mathematical problem).
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin solvere to loosen, release, dissolve]
solv′er, n.

## solve

- First meant "loosen"—from Latin solvere, "free, unfasten."

## solve

Past participle: solved
Gerund: solving

Imperative
solve
solve
Present
I solve
you solve
he/she/it solves
we solve
you solve
they solve
Preterite
I solved
you solved
he/she/it solved
we solved
you solved
they solved
Present Continuous
I am solving
you are solving
he/she/it is solving
we are solving
you are solving
they are solving
Present Perfect
I have solved
you have solved
he/she/it has solved
we have solved
you have solved
they have solved
Past Continuous
I was solving
you were solving
he/she/it was solving
we were solving
you were solving
they were solving
Past Perfect
Future
I will solve
you will solve
he/she/it will solve
we will solve
you will solve
they will solve
Future Perfect
I will have solved
you will have solved
he/she/it will have solved
we will have solved
you will have solved
they will have solved
Future Continuous
I will be solving
you will be solving
he/she/it will be solving
we will be solving
you will be solving
they will be solving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been solving
you have been solving
he/she/it has been solving
we have been solving
you have been solving
they have been solving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been solving
you will have been solving
he/she/it will have been solving
we will have been solving
you will have been solving
they will have been solving
Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would solve
you would solve
he/she/it would solve
we would solve
you would solve
they would solve
Past Conditional
I would have solved
you would have solved
he/she/it would have solved
we would have solved
you would have solved
they would have solved
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Verb 1 solve - 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"understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"answer, resolve - understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"riddle - explain a riddlestrike - arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"guess, infer - guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"answer - give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle"break - find the solution or key to; "break the code" 2 solve - find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x"resolvecompute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computationfactorise, factorize - resolve (a polynomial) into factors 3 solve - settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"clearsquare off, square up, settle, determine - settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
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## solve

verb answer, work out, resolve, explain, crack, interpret, unfold, clarify, clear up, unravel, decipher, expound, suss (out) (slang), get to the bottom of, disentangle, elucidate Their domestic reforms did nothing to solve unemployment.
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## solve

verb
1. To find a solution for:
Informal: dope out, figure out.
2. To arrive at an answer to (a mathematical problem):
Informal: figure out.
Translations
يَحُليُحِلُّيُفَسِّر اللغْز
řešitvyřešitobjasnit
løseopklare
ratkaista
riješiti
megfejtmegold
leysa, finna lausn áleysa, ráîa

해결하다
atklātatrisinātnoskaidrot
riešiťrozriešiť
rešiti
lösa
แก้ปัญหา
giải quyết

## solve

[ˈsɒlv] vtrésoudre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

## solve

vt problem, equationlösen; mysteryenträtseln; crime, murderaufklären; that problem remains to be solveddieses Problem muss noch geklärt werden
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

## solve

[sɒlv] vtrisolvere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

## solve

(solv) verb
1. to discover the answer to (a problem etc). The mathematics teacher gave the children some problems to solve.
2. to clear up or explain (a mystery, crime etc). That crime has never been solved.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

## solve

řešit løse ratkaista riješiti 解決する 해결하다 lösa แก้ปัญหา giải quyết
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Experti enim sumus civitates et provincias non existentes sub uno rege esse in penuria, non gaudere in pace, molestari dissensionibus et guerris; existentes vero sub rege, e contrario, guerras nesciunt, pacem sectantur, abundantia florent." Il capitolo 4, Quibus rationibus ostendi potest quod appareat melius esse civitatem aut provinciam regi pluribus quam uno et quomodo solvi possunt rationes illae, e interamente dedicato alla confutazione della tesi della superiorita del governo dei molti.
In an article under the illuminating title "When Truth is at stake: The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy" (2010), Ragnhild Solvi Berg highlights the necessarily subjective aspect of testimonies emerging from the unstable political context of Central America.
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Greece nearly scored in the first half as Nikos Karelis's shot was blocked on the line and Kostas Mitroglou hit the woodwork just before the Faroes scored on the break when Hansson turned in Solvi Vatnhamar's cross.
Mausethagen, Solvi and Lise Granlund (2012) "Contested discourses of teacher professionalism: current tensions between education policy and teachers' union".

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