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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

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."
See also related terms for loosen.

solve


Past participle: solved
Gerund: solving

Imperative
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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
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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
I had solved
you had solved
he/she/it had solved
we had solved
you had solved
they had solved
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
I had been solving
you had been solving
he/she/it had been solving
we had been solving
you had been solving
they had been solving
Conditional
I would solve
you would solve
he/she/it would solve
we would solve
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Past Conditional
I would have solved
you would have solved
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you would have solved
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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 riddle
strike - 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"
compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation
factorise, factorize - resolve (a polynomial) into factors
3.solve - settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"
square off, square up, settle, determine - settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"

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.

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
解決する
해결하다
atklātatrisinātnoskaidrot
riešiťrozriešiť
rešiti
lösa
แก้ปัญหา
giải quyết

solve

[ˈsɒlv] vtrésoudre

solve

vt problem, equationlösen; mysteryenträtseln; crime, murderaufklären; that problem remains to be solveddieses Problem muss noch geklärt werden

solve

[sɒlv] vtrisolvere

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.

solve

يُحِلُّ řešit løse lösen λύνω resolver ratkaista résoudre riješiti risolvere 解決する 해결하다 oplossen løse rozwiązać resolver разрешить lösa แก้ปัญหา çözmek giải quyết 解决
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