[ US /ɹiˈzɑɫv/ ]
  1. understand the meaning of
    The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered
  2. reach a decision
    he resolved never to drink again
  3. bring to an end; settle conclusively
    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
  4. find the solution
    solve an equation
    solve for x
  5. reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
  6. make clearly visible
    can this image be resolved?
  7. cause to go into a solution
    The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water
  1. a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
  2. the trait of being resolute
    it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
    his resoluteness carried him through the battle
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How To Use resolve In A Sentence

  • The relationships between hagfishes, lampreys, and jawed vertebrates are one of the still-unresolved problems in craniate phylogeny.
  • So, she ran round and round the scaffold with the executioner striking at her, and her grey hair bedabbled with blood; and even when they held her down upon the block she moved her head about to the last, resolved to be no party to her own barbarous murder. A Child's History of England
  • We may reasonably shake our heads at these romantic resolves. Times, Sunday Times
  • When his friends called him a coward his resolve was only hardened. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was resolved that the matter be referred to a higher authority.
  • But she knew that had she done so — had she so resolved — that which she called her fancy would have been too strong for her. Phineas Finn
  • Their ideological differences are suppressed but not resolved. Times, Sunday Times
  • Thoroughly frustrated with the blindness of his countrymen, he resolved to establish a community in America.
  • Since the extra energy being transferred from one molecule to the next changes the way each absorbs and emits light, the flow of energy can be followed through optical spectroscopy, resolved on a femtosecond timescale.
  • However, the finalisation of the acquisition and farm down of the Ugandan assets to CNOOC and Total appears stalled until the capital gains tax dispute between the Ugandan government and Heritage Oil is resolved. Tullow slips on Uganda dispute while FTSE falls to seven week low
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