Definitions for solve
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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.
To find the values of variables that satisfy a system of equations and/or inequalities.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To clear; to explain; to untie an intellectual knot.
Etymology: solvo, Latin.
He would solve high dispute
With conjugal caresses. John Milton.
Do thou, my soul, the destin’d period wait,
When God shall solve the dark decrees of fate;
His now unequal dispensations clear,
And make all wise and beautiful appear. Thomas Tickell.
It is mere trifling to raise objections, merely for the sake of answering and solving them. Isaac Watts.
SOLVE (formerly SOLV, Sustaining Oregon's Legacy by Volunteering, originally an acronym for Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism) is an environmental non-profit organization working throughout the U.S. state of Oregon. The group is based in Portland.
To solve means to find a solution, answer, or explanation for a problem or question. It involves using knowledge, resources, analysis, or logical reasoning to figure out a way to effectively deal with a situation or challenge.
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 achieved it 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 Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4753
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Rank popularity for the word 'solve' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3770
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
Education does not solve any problem but it gives you the ability to solve the problem.
If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?
If you say our only choice is to do nothing or solve the whole problem, inevitably you'll do nothing, and you'll create a vacuum, and then the worst possible forces will fill the vacuum. But The notion that we'll be able to solve everything at once is also not realistic.
But if we really want to solve the problem, if our society really wanted to solve the problem, we could. It's just it would require everybody saying this is important, this is significant, and that we don't just pay attention to these communities when a CVS burns and we don't just pay attention when a young man gets shot or has his spine snapped, we're paying attention all the time because we consider those kids our kids and we think they're important and they shouldn't be living in poverty and violence. That's how I feel.
The worthwhile problems are the ones you can really solve or help solve, the ones you can really contribute something to.
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- ذاب, حلArabic
- çözmək, həll etməkAzerbaijani
- resoldre, solucionarCatalan, Valencian
- resolver, solucionarSpanish
- حل کردنPersian
- selvittää, ratkaistaFinnish
- régler, solutionner, résoudreFrench
- megold, megfejtHungarian
- solucionar, resolverPortuguese
- lămuri, soluționa, rezolvaRomanian
- решить, решатьRussian
- riješiti, ријешитиSerbo-Croatian
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