solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, workverb
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"
find the solution
"solve an equation"; "solve for x"
settle, as of a debt
"clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"
To find an answer or solution to a problem or question; to work out.
Etymology: From solvo.
To find the values of variables that satisfy a system of equations and/or inequalities.
Etymology: From solvo.
To algebraically manipulate an equation or inequality into a form that isolates a chosen variable on one side, so that the other side consists of an expression that may be used to generate solutions.
Etymology: From solvo.
to explain; to resolve; to unfold; to clear up (what is obscure or difficult to be understood); to work out to a result or conclusion; as, to solve a doubt; to solve difficulties; to solve a problem
a solution; an explanation
Sölve was a sea-king who conquered Sweden by burning the Swedish king Östen to death inside his hall. The Heimskringla relates that he was the son Högne of Nærøy, and that he had his home in Jutland. He pillaged in the Baltic Sea and at night they made shore in the hundred of Lofond/Lovund where they surrounded a house and set it on fire killing everybody inside. In the house there was a feast where the Swedish king Östen was invited. Then Sölve and his men arrived in Sigtuna and declared that the Swedes had to accept him as king. The Swedes refused and fought Sölve for eleven days until they lost. Sölve then ruled Sweden until the Swedes rebelled and killed him. Historia Norwegiae only relates that the Geats burnt Östen and his people to death inside his house. Sölvi also appears in Half's saga, of which there is a version from the year 1300. This saga relates that Sölvi was the son of Högne the rich of Nærøy fyrir Naumundalsminni in Norway and that he was the brother of Hild the Slender. Sölvi's brother-in-law, Hjorleiv, was the king of Hordaland and Rogaland and Hjorleiv killed Hreidar, the king of Zealand. Then Hjorleiv put Sölvi as the jarl of Zealand. Later in the saga, Sölvi is no longer the jarl of Zealand, but the king of Sweden. Hjorleiv had a son named Half, and after the Norwegian king Asmund had killed Half, a couple of his champions go to Sweden and king Sölvi.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
solv, v.t. to loosen or separate the parts of: to clear up or explain: to remove.—ns. Solvabil′ity, Sol′vableness, capacity of being solved.—adj. Sol′vable, capable of being solved or explained: capable of being paid.—n. Sol′vency, state of being solvent, or able to pay all debts.—adj. Sol′vent, having power to solve or dissolve: able to pay all debts.—n. anything that dissolves another.—n. Sol′ver, one who solves. [O. Fr. solver—L. solvĕre, to loosen, prob. from se-, aside, luĕre, to loosen.]
To create a solution for.
They had to solve some things to move forward and they did easily as they love each other.Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2019
To feel, know and understand the answer, meaning or reason for a moment of time.
As we learn and evolve we solve things by asking, questioning and receiving the answer we need, this then provides with the solution. The Scientist and Mathematician gain understanding of equations and this empower them to change the outcomes.Submitted by MaryC on October 29, 2015
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Rank popularity for the word 'solve' in Verbs Frequency: #493
The numerical value of solve in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of solve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
He hoped his people would be helped and they could return to the jungle. He spoke at the Constitutional Court about the Nukak's plight. But nothing happened, others like him feel impotent, powerless to solve the problems their people face, and have taken their own life.
I work with some of the most dedicated people in the world. They are talented. They are hardworking. They're serious about their responsibilities -- in both parties -- and after 25 years in the nation's Capital, I haven't yet seen a problem we can't solve or move past.
I thank personally all those who are helping the refugees from all over the world. Greece can't solve this problem and yet Greece has given us the most important lesson of all, the lesson of humanity.
I hope the government will solve the problem and give us a chance until our country becomes free and we can go back to our country.
The best of humanity was really on display after Sandy, and neighbors were helping each other recover around the clock, i just hope we don't have to wait for the next superstorm to show that kind of empathy and solve this crisis.
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- ذاب, حلArabic
- həll etmək, çözməkAzerbaijani
- solucionar, resoldreCatalan, Valencian
- resolver, solucionarSpanish
- حل کردنPersian
- selvittää, ratkaistaFinnish
- régler, solutionner, résoudreFrench
- megfejt, megoldHungarian
- resolver, solucionarPortuguese
- soluționa, lămuri, rezolvaRomanian
- решать, решитьRussian
- ријешити, riješitiSerbo-Croatian
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