Resolve Definition

resolved, resolves, resolving
resolved, resolves, resolving
To be resolved, as by analysis.
Webster's New World
To come to a decision; make a resolution; determine.
Webster's New World
To change or transform.
A discussion that resolved itself into an argument.
Webster's New World
To cause (a person) to decide.
The flood that resolved him to sell.
Webster's New World
To make a decision about.
To resolve the points at issue.
Webster's New World
Firmness of purpose; resolution.
American Heritage
Fixed purpose or intention; firm determination.
Webster's New World
A formal resolution, as of an assembly.
Webster's New World

Origin of Resolve

  • Middle English resolven to dissolve from Old French resolver from Latin resolvere to untie re- re- solvere to untie leu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Latin resolvō.

    From Wiktionary

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