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Dictionary definition for: Resolve

1. (n) the trait of being resolute; firmness of purpose; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle" "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"

2. (v) bring to an end; settle conclusively; "The case was decided" "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff" "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"

3. (n) a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote

4. (v) reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation

5. (v) reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again"

6. (v) understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"

7. (v) make clearly visible; "can this image be resolved?"

8. (v) find the solution; "solve an equation" "solve for x"

9. (v) cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"

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