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Definition of "resolve" []

  • To make a firm decision about. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause (a person) to reach a decision. See Synonyms at decide. (verb-transitive)
  • To decide or express by formal vote. (verb-transitive)
  • To change or convert: My resentment resolved itself into resignation. (verb-transitive)
  • To find a solution to; solve. See Synonyms at solve. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "resolve" in a sentence
  • "One of the questions we have to resolve is why Kohlhammer would * want* to be president."
  • "We must remember the words of Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who said that "resolve is a force multiplier.""
  • "Their resolve is no less than these thugs -- they after hunting them down."