# Definitions and Synonyms of *solve* | Another word for *solve* | What is *solve? *

*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

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*"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

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

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

*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

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

*"We finally settled the argument"*

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