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resolve

noun

1 resolve

The trait of being resolute.

synonyms: firmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution.

Roget 611: predestination, preordination, premeditation, predeliberation, predetermination; foregone conclusion, fait accompli [Fr.]; parti pris [Fr.]; resolve, propendency; intention etc. 620; project ... show more

Roget 604: determination, will; iron will, unconquerable will; will of one's own, decision, resolution; backbone; clear grit, true grit, grit [U.S.]; sand, strength of mind, strength of will; ... show more

Roget 620: intent, intention, intentionality; purpose; quo animo [Lat.]; project etc. 626; undertaking etc. 676; predetermination etc. 611; ... show more

Polish: kategoryczność, zdecydowanie, stanowczość



2 resolve

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

synonyms: declaration, resolution.

Polish: uchwała

verb

1 resolve

Bring to an end; settle conclusively.

synonyms: adjudicate, decide, settle.

Roget 611: predestine, preordain, predetermine, premeditate, resolve, concert; resolve beforehand, predesignate.   

Roget 604: have determination etc. n.; know one's own mind; be resolved etc. adj.; make up one's mind, will, resolve, determine; decide etc. (judgment) ... show more

Roget 461: make inquiry etc. n.; inquire, ask, seek, search.    look for, look about for, look out for; scan, reconnoiter, explore, sound, ... show more

Dutch: overeenkomen, beslissen, beslechten

2 resolve

Reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation.

synonym: conclude.

3 resolve

Reach a decision:
— He resolved never to drink again.

synonym: purpose.

4 resolve

Understand the meaning of.

synonym: answer.

Dutch: beantwoorden, verklaren

5 resolve

Make clearly visible.

6 resolve

Find the solution.

synonym: solve.

Roget 522: interpret, explain, define, construe, translate, render; do into, turn into; transfuse the sense of.    find out etc. 480.1 the meaning of, etc. ... show more

Roget 480a: discover, find, determine, evolve, learn etc. 539; fix upon; pick up; find out, trace out, make out, hunt out, fish out, ... show more

Dutch: opnieuw, oplossen, uitkomen

7 resolve

Cause to go into a solution.

synonyms: break up, dissolve.

Roget 335: render liquid etc. 333; liquefy, run; deliquesce; melt etc. (heat) 384; solve; dissolve, resolve; liquate; ... show more

Dutch: beslissen, oplossen, resolveren, zich


Moby thesaurus: abort, accommodate, adjust, adopt, agree, aim, aim at, alter into, ambition, analyze, anatomize, animus, answer, approve, arrange matters, ascertain, aspiration, aspire after, aspire to, assay ... show more.

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