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solve

solve

 
 
pronunciation:
salv
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: solved, solves, solving
definition 1: to find an answer to (a problem or the like).
She solved her financial problem by sharing her apartment with a roommate.
synonyms:
crack
similar words:
answer, decide, explain, resolve, straighten out, understand
definition 2: to work out the answer to.
It took him a long time to solve the difficult equation.The puzzle was easy to solve.It took the police a few months to solve the crime.It's a mystery that is yet to be solved.
synonyms:
work
similar words:
answer, calculate, cipher, crack, determine, elucidate, explain, fathom, figure, penetrate, puzzle out, unlock, unravel, unriddle
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derivation: solvable (adj.)
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