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resolve

re·solve

resolve

 
 
pronunciation:
rih zalv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: resolved, resolves, resolving
definition 1: to reach a firm or final decision about, or cause one to reach such a decision.
She resolved to quit her job and switch careers.The attack on Pearl Harbor resolved the United States to enter World War II.
synonyms:
decide, determine
similar words:
conclude, dedicate, purpose, settle, vow
definition 2: to clear up or deal with successfully.
Let's try to resolve this problem here and now.
synonyms:
conclude, decide, settle
antonyms:
complicate
similar words:
clarify, deal with, elucidate, overcome, patch, solve, sort, square
definition 3: to decide by formal vote.
The committee resolved to amend the club's constitution.
synonyms:
vote on
similar words:
adjudge, decide, deliberate, determine, settle
definition 4: to break down into constituent parts; separate.
synonyms:
break down, separate
antonyms:
blend
similar words:
analyze
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to reach a conclusion or make a firm decision.
The panel has not yet resolved on the issue.
synonyms:
decide, determine
similar words:
intend, plan, purpose, settle, will
definition 2: to become reduced into constituent parts.
synonyms:
separate
similar words:
disintegrate
definition 3: of music, to pass from dissonant to consonant harmony.
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part of speech: noun
definition: firmness or clearness of purpose; determination.
synonyms:
determination, firmness, resolution
similar words:
decision, intention, purpose, strength, will
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derivation: resolver (n.)