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Definition 1: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of - [verb of cognition]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for solve in the sense of this definition

(solve is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(... is a kind of solve ) understand the meaning of

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

(... is a kind of solve ) explain a riddle

(... is a kind of solve ) arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing

"strike a balance" "strike a bargain"

(... is a kind of solve ) guess correctly; solve by guessing

"He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"

(... is a kind of solve ) give the correct answer or solution to

"answer a question" "answer the riddle"

(... is a kind of solve ) find the solution or key to

"break the code"

(solve implies ...) think logically

"The children must learn to reason"

Definition 2: find the solution - [verb of cognition]

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

  • solve an equation
  • solve for x

Synonyms for solve in the sense of this definition

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

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

Definition 3: settle, as of a debt - [verb of communication]

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

  • clear a debt
  • solve an old debt

Synonyms for solve in the sense of this definition

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

"We finally settled the argument"

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