- 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.
- 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: Middle English solven from Classical Latin solvere (for se-luere), to loosen, release, free from se-, apart (see secede) plush luere, to let go, set free: see lose
- solver noun
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verb solved solved, solv·ing, solves verb, transitive
- To find a solution to.
- To work out a correct solution to (a problem).
Origin: Middle English solven, to loosen, from Latin solvere; see leu- in Indo-European roots.
- solvˈer noun