Definitions for resolverɪˈzɒlv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•solve*rɪˈzɒlv(v.; n.)-solved, -solv•ing

  1. (v.t.)to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  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.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  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).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. to cause (a voice part or the harmony as a whole) to progress from a dissonance to a consonance.

    Category: Music and Dance

  11. to separate (a racemic mixture) into optically active components.

    Category: Chemistry

  12. to separate and make visible the individual parts of (an image); distinguish between.

    Category: Optics

  13. to cause (swellings, inflammation, etc.) to disappear without suppuration.

    Category: Medicine

  14. (v.i.)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.

    Category: Music and Dance

  18. (n.)a resolution or determination made, as to follow some course of action.

  19. firmness of purpose or intent; determination.

* Syn: See decide.

Origin of resolve:

1325–75; ME (v.) < L resolvere to unfasten, loosen, release =re-re - +solvere to loosen; cf. solve

re•solv′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolution(noun)

    the trait of being resolute

    "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"

  2. resolution, declaration, resolve(verb)

    a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote

  3. decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate(verb)

    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"

  4. conclude, resolve(verb)

    reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation

  5. purpose, resolve(verb)

    reach a decision

    "he resolved never to drink again"

  6. answer, resolve(verb)

    understand the meaning of

    "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"

  7. resolve(verb)

    make clearly visible

    "can this image be resolved?"

  8. resolve, solve(verb)

    find the solution

    "solve an equation"; "solve for x"

  9. dissolve, resolve, break up(verb)

    cause to go into a solution

    "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. resolve(verb)ɪˈzɒlv

    to find a solution to a problem

    We resolved the issues fairly quickly.

  2. resolveɪˈzɒlv

    to decide what to do

    The committee has resolved to look into the matter.; I resolved never to speak to my parents again.

  3. resolve(noun)ɪˈzɒlv

    determination

    my resolve to reduce my carbon footprint

Wiktionary

  1. resolve(Noun)

    Determination, will power.

    It took all my resolve to go through with it.

  2. resolve(Verb)

    To find a solution to (a problem).

  3. resolve(Verb)

    To solve again.

    Iu2019ll have to resolve the equation with the new values.

  4. resolve(Verb)

    To make a firm decision to do something.

    I resolve to finish this work before I go home.

  5. resolve(Verb)

    To come to an agreement or make peace; patch up relationship, settle differences, bury the hatchet.

    After two weeks of bickering, they finally resolved their differences.

  6. resolve(Verb)

    To break down into constituent parts; to decompose; to disintegrate; to return to a simpler constitution or a primeval state.

  7. resolve(Verb)

    to cause a chord to go from dissonance to consonance

  8. resolve(Verb)

    to find the IP address of a hostname by using utilities such as a ping

  9. resolve(Verb)

    To melt; to dissolve; to liquefy or soften (a solid).

  10. resolve(Verb)

    To melt; to dissolve; to become liquid.

  11. resolve(Verb)

    To liquefy (a gas or vapour).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resolve(verb)

    to separate the component parts of; to reduce to the constituent elements; -- said of compound substances; hence, sometimes, to melt, or dissolve

  2. Resolve(verb)

    to reduce to simple or intelligible notions; -- said of complex ideas or obscure questions; to make clear or certain; to free from doubt; to disentangle; to unravel; to explain; hence, to clear up, or dispel, as doubt; as, to resolve a riddle

  3. Resolve(verb)

    to cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain

  4. Resolve(verb)

    to determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle; as, he was resolved by an unexpected event

  5. Resolve(verb)

    to express, as an opinion or determination, by resolution and vote; to declare or decide by a formal vote; -- followed by a clause; as, the house resolved (or, it was resolved by the house) that no money should be apropriated (or, to appropriate no money)

  6. Resolve(verb)

    to change or convert by resolution or formal vote; -- used only reflexively; as, the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole

  7. Resolve(verb)

    to solve, as a problem, by enumerating the several things to be done, in order to obtain what is required; to find the answer to, or the result of

  8. Resolve(verb)

    to dispere or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumor

  9. Resolve(verb)

    to let the tones (as of a discord) follow their several tendencies, resulting in a concord

  10. Resolve(verb)

    to relax; to lay at ease

  11. Resolve(verb)

    to be separated into its component parts or distinct principles; to undergo resolution

  12. Resolve(verb)

    to melt; to dissolve; to become fluid

  13. Resolve(verb)

    to be settled in opinion; to be convinced

  14. Resolve(verb)

    to form a purpose; to make a decision; especially, to determine after reflection; as, to resolve on a better course of life

  15. Resolve(noun)

    the act of resolving or making clear; resolution; solution

  16. Resolve(noun)

    that which has been resolved on or determined; decisive conclusion; fixed purpose; determination; also, legal or official determination; a legislative declaration; a resolution

Freebase

  1. RESOLVE

    RESOLVE is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit group dedicated to collaborative approaches to environmental and public health issues. They help to develop consensus in results-oriented processes. The organization's mission statement states "RESOLVE builds strong, enduring solutions to environmental, social, and health challenges. We help community, business, government, and NGO leaders get results and create lasting relationships through collaboration". The organization has satellite offices in Utah, Washington, Michigan, and affiliates in many other locales. History RESOLVE was founded in 1977 to promote the effective use of collaboration and consensus building in public decisions and to help people with diverse interests engage in dialogue to achieve beneficial environmental and public health outcomes. The organization institutionalized the use of dispute resolution techniques in the policymaking process, particularly in the U.S., and it helped create a new field by applying conflict resolution to natural resource, environmental, and public health issues. Program areas and services Currently RESOLVE focuses on the following services: Strategic Analysis & Planning, Research, Partnership Building, Conflict Resolution, and Training & Capacity Building. The organization has particular expertise in the application of mediation and other consensus building processes to complex public policy issues in the areas of drinking water, energy, environmental quality, health and biotechnology, land-use and transportation, natural resources, and rivers and watersheds.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

resolve(noun)

determination to do what one has decided to do

He showed great resolve.

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