verb
Solve is defined as to figure something out or to find an answer for something.
An example of to solve is to correctly put together a very difficult puzzle.
solve
transitive verb
solved, solv′ing- to find or provide a satisfactory answer or explanation for; make clear; explain
- to find or provide the correct or a satisfactory solution to (a problem)
Origin of solve
Middle English solven from Classical Latin solvere (for se-luere), to loosen, release, free from se-, apart (see secede) + luere, to let go, set free: see losesolve
verb
solved, solv·ing, solvesverb
transitiveTo find an answer to, explanation for, or way of dealing with (a problem, for example).
verb
intransitiveTo solve an equation: Insert the values of the constants and solve for x.
Origin of solve
Middle English solven to loosen from Latin solvere ; see leu- in Indo-European roots.Related Forms:
- solv′er
noun
solve
Verb
(third-person singular simple present solves, present participle solving, simple past and past participle solved)
- To find an answer or solution to a problem or question; to work out.
- (mathematics) To find the values of variables that satisfy a system of equations and/or inequalities.
- (mathematics) To algebraically manipulate an equation or inequality into a form that isolates a chosen variable on one side, so that the other side consists of an expression that may be used to generate solutions.
Origin
From Latin solvo.