- Present participle of solve.
Variant of solve
transitive verbsolved, solving
- 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 solveMiddle 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 lose