resolved[ri zälvd′, -zôlvd′]
- The definition of resolved is something that is firm or determined.
An example of something resolved is a marathon runner's desire to finish the race; resolved desire.
- Resolved is defined as an agreement has been reached.
An example of something resolved is when all family members have agreed who will be cooking the holiday meal.
- Simple past tense and past participle of resolve.
Variant of resolve
transitive verbresolved, resolving
- to break up into separate, constituent elements or parts; analyze
- to change or transform: used reflexively: a discussion that resolved itself into an argument
- to cause (a person) to decide: the flood that resolved him to sell
- to reach as a decision or intention; determine: to resolve to go
- to find the solution or an answer to (a problem); solve
- to make a decision about: to resolve the points at issue
- to explain or make clear; show the resolution of (a problem, a fictional plot, etc.)
- to remove or dispel (doubt, etc.)
- to decide by vote; make a formal decision about; express by resolution, as an assembly does
- Obsolete to cause to dissolve or melt
- Chem. to separate (an optically inactive compound or mixture) into its optically active components
- Med. to cause (a swelling, fever, etc.) to subside or disappear
- Music to cause (a chord or tone) to undergo resolution
- Physics to make distinguishable the individual parts of (an image, radar echo, etc.)
Origin of resolveMiddle English resolven ; from Classical Latin resolvere: see re- and amp; solve
- to be resolved, as by analysis
- to come to a decision; make a resolution; determine
- Music to undergo resolution
- fixed purpose or intention; firm determination
- a formal resolution, as of an assembly