Solve definition

sŏlv, sôlv
To find or provide the correct or a satisfactory solution to (a problem)
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To solve an equation.

Insert the values of the constants and solve for x.

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(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.
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(obsolete) A solution; an explanation.

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To find an answer to, explanation for, or way of dealing with (a problem, for example).
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(mathematics) To find the values of variables that satisfy a system of equations and/or inequalities.
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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.

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To find an answer or solution to a problem or question; to work out.
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To find or provide a satisfactory answer or explanation for; make clear; explain.
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Origin of solve

  • Middle English solven to loosen from Latin solvere leu- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin solvo.

    From Wiktionary