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Definitions of resolve

  1.   bring to an end settle conclusively as of a conflict 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
  2.   understand the meaning of The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered
  3.   cause to go into a solution The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water
  4.   reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
  5.   a formal expression by a meeting agreed to by a vote
  6.   the trait of being resolute firmness of purpose his resoluteness carried him through the battle it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  7.   reach a decision he resolved never to drink again
  8.   make clearly visible as of images in optics
  9.   find the solution to solve an equation
  10.   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
  11.   find the solution solve an equation solve for x
  12.   make clearly visible can this image be resolved
  13.   To cause to perceive or understand to acquaint to inform to convince to assure to make certain
  14.   To determine or decide in purpose to make ready in mind to fix to settle as he was resolved by an unexpected event
  15.   To solve as a problem by enumerating the several things to be done in order to obtain what is required to find the answer to or the result of
  16.   To dispere or scatter to discuss as an inflammation or a tumor
  17.   To let the tones as of a discord follow their several tendencies resulting in a concord
  18.   To relax to lay at ease
  19.   To be separated into its component parts or distinct principles to undergo resolution
  20.   To melt to dissolve to become fluid
  21.   To be settled in opinion to be convinced
  22.   To form a purpose to make a decision especially to determine after reflection as to resolve on a better course of life
  23.   The act of resolving or making clear resolution solution
  24.   That which has been resolved on or determined decisive conclusion fixed purpose determination also legal or official determination a legislative declaration a resolution
  25.   To separate the component parts of to reduce to the constituent elements said of compound substances hence sometimes to melt or dissolve
  26.   To reduce to simple or intelligible notions said of complex ideas or obscure questions to make clear or certain to free from doubt to disentangle to unravel to explain hence to clear up or dispel as doubt as to resolve a riddle
  27.   To express as an opinion or determination by resolution and vote to declare or decide by a formal vote followed by a clause as the house resolved or it was resolved by the house that no money should be apropriated or to appropriate no money
  28.   To change or convert by resolution or formal vote used only reflexively as the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole
  29.   To change in form by formal vote as the board resolved itself into a committee reduce to simpler form as the matter resolves itself into a mere question of right and wrong separate into the parts of which the whole is made up as to resolve a word into its elements explain as to resolve a mystery work out or solve as a problem decide determine as he resolved to do better adopt by vote
  30.   To separate or be separated into elements or parts come to a determination
  31.   Fixed purpose determination that which has been determined on a resolution
  32.   To return or cause to return to the normal without suppuration said of a phlegmon or other form of inflammation
  33.   To separate into parts to analyze to free from doubt or difficulty to explain to decide to fix by resolution or formal declaration math to solve med to disperse as a tumor music to carry a discord into a concord
  34.   To determine
  35.   Anything resolved or determined resolution fixed purpose
  36.   Anything resolved fixed purpose
  37.   To separate into elements analyse explain decide
  38.   To decide absolutely form a fixed purpose determine
  39.   To separate into parts analyze
  40.   Fixedness of purpose a fixed determination resolution
  41.   Resolvable
  42.   Fixed purpose of mind settled determination legal determination resolution of a corporation or association
  43.   To separate a complex body or idea into simple parts or elements to analyse to unravel to solve to explain to determine to settle in an opinion to make certain to melt to form or constitute by resolution to determine on to disperse as an inflammation or tumour
  44.   To determine to determine by vote to dissolve to separate into its elements to be settled in opinion
  45.   To reduce to simple parts or first principles to analyse to clear of difficulties to explain to determine in one's own mind to fix in a determination to decide to purpose to constitute by vote or formal declaration in med to disperse or scatter as a tumour
  46.   Fixed purpose of mind determination

Quotes of resolve

  1. An espionage organization is a collector it collects raw information That gets processed by a machinery that is supposed to resolve its reliability and to present a finished product – Aldrich Ames
  2. Resolve to be thyself and know that he who finds himself loses his misery – Matthew Arnold
  3. There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are At that point a gathering danger must be directly confronted At that point we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve – Dick Cheney
  4. I'm confident in our resolve to make the decisions necessary to keep our country and our people safe and prosperous and I look forward to representing the citizens of Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District for the next two years – Jim Gerlach
  5. The progressive movement against the war of occupation in Iraq is a reason for hope as is resistance to free trade agreements in Latin America Those are moments that we have to celebrate that people still find the resolve and energy to resist – Danny Glover
  6. President Bush has shown great leadership He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists dictators and murderers He is absolutely right God bless him for his resolve – Lindsey Graham
  7. And if you cannot remain indifferent you must resolve to throw your weight into that balance in which the fate and condition of man is weighed – Lajos Kossuth
  8. It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion something that has always been disputed by the most respected schools of thought – Alice Miller
  9. Resolve never to quit never to give up no matter what the situation – Jack Nicklaus
  10. You want to suggest something new but at the same time resolve the drama of the action in the novel – Michael Ondaatje
  11. Science cannot resolve moral conflicts but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts – Heinz R. Pagels
  12. What the Dalai Lama had to resolve was whether to stay in Tibet or leave He wanted to stay but staying would have meant the total destruction of Tibet because he would have died and that would have ripped the heart out of his people – Martin Scorsese
  13. Together with international unity and resolve we can meet the challenge of this global scourge and work to bring about an international law of zero tolerance for terrorism – Manmohan Singh
  14. In this present culture we need to find the means to work and live together with less aggression if we are to resolve the serious problems that afflict and impede us – Margaret J. Wheatley

Usage examples for resolve

  1. And how many times did she not resolve to speak that word – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  2. He had made a resolve and intended to keep it he would put this secret with which he had been entrusted behind his back and would wander about the world with Madge and her father – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  3. The instant this resolve was formed the honest hearted hunter felt better – The Riflemen of the Miami by Edward S. Ellis
  4. “ I assure you I approve your resolve – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  5. All this seemed to puzzle the porter but certainly made no impression upon his resolve – The Living Link by James De Mille
  6. We can resolve not to turn away from them even though they make us ashamed – The Good News of God by Charles Kingsley
  7. Every thought was his every resolve every joy – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  8. One more attempt I made to induce her to alter her resolve – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  9. On the other hand the exercise of her free will in a fast resolve was growing all the more a privilege that he was bound to respect – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. “ Is not the very resolve that it shall not be an adventure a token – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  11. “ I was in a fearful state of perplexity as I always was whenever it was necessary for me to resolve and I felt that I could not do so – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. He could not resolve how to act – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  13. How shall I resolve you of that Mrs Plumfield ” – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  14. His resolve was taken – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  15. “ A resolve to write to him some day began to shape itself in her mind – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  16. This made me resolve should he not be better in the morning to remain there another day – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  17. He took time to resolve upon a matter but when once his resolution was fixed his will was iron and his heart was stone – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  18. “ For Ruth had made a great resolve she would try to let Lafayette know that the English General meant to do his best to take him a prisoner to England – A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia by Alice Turner Curtis
  19. The same moment the thought was a resolve – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. Pale and erect he stood neither fear nor anger nor menace but deep grief and high resolve upon his features – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton