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Definition 1: the trait of being resolute - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where resolve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for resolve in the sense of this definition

(resolve is a kind of ...) a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

(... is a kind of resolve ) the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose

"his determination showed in his every movement" "he is a man of purpose"

(... is a kind of resolve ) the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose

"a man of unusual decisiveness"

(... is a kind of resolve ) resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible

(... is a kind of resolve ) characterized by one unified purpose

(... is a kind of resolve ) resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires

(... is a kind of resolve ) firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action

"a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity"

(... is a kind of resolve ) resoluteness evidenced by strength of character

"sturdiness of moral principle"

(... is a kind of resolve ) freedom from wavering or indecision; constancy of resolve or conduct

"He trusted her clear steadiness that she would do what she said"

(... is a kind of resolve ) the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

(... is a kind of resolve ) steadfast resolution

Definition 2: a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for resolve in the sense of this definition

(resolve is a kind of ...) writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

(... is a kind of resolve ) a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive (or passed over the Chief Executive's veto)

(... is an instance of resolve) the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain

Definition 3: cause to go into a solution - [verb of change]

Samples where resolve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for resolve in the sense of this definition

(resolve is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of resolve ) reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

"melt butter" "melt down gold" "The wax melted in the sun"

(... is a kind of resolve ) dissolve by breaking down the fat of

"soap cuts grease"

(resolve causes ...) pass into a solution

"The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"

Definition 4: bring to an end; settle conclusively - [verb of cognition]

Samples where resolve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for resolve in the sense of this definition

(resolve is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

(... is a kind of resolve ) determine the result of (a competition)

(... is a kind of resolve ) decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

Definition 5: reach a decision - [verb of cognition]

Samples where resolve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he resolved never to drink again

Synonyms for resolve in the sense of this definition

(resolve is a kind of ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

Definition 6: find the solution - [verb of cognition]

Samples where resolve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • solve an equation
  • solve for x

Synonyms for resolve in the sense of this definition

(resolve is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

(... is a kind of resolve ) resolve (a polynomial) into factors

Definition 7: understand the meaning of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where resolve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered

Synonyms for resolve in the sense of this definition

(resolve is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 8: reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for resolve in the sense of this definition

(resolve is a kind of ...) be in accord; be in agreement

"We agreed on the terms of the settlement" "I can't agree with you!" "I hold with those who say life is sacred" "Both philosophers concord on this point"

(... is a kind of resolve ) settle conclusively; come to terms

"We finally settled the argument"

Definition 9: make clearly visible - [verb of perception]

Samples where resolve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • can this image be resolved?

(resolve is a kind of ...) detect with the senses

"The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards" "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

(resolve belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light

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