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English noun: resolve

1. resolve (attribute) the trait of being resolute


SamplesHis resoluteness carried him through the battle.
It was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work.


Synonymsfirmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)adamance, bullheadedness, decision, decisiveness, determination, obduracy, obstinacy, obstinance, pigheadedness, possession, purpose, self-command, self-control, self-possession, self-will, self-will, single-mindedness, steadfastness, steadiness, stiffness, stubbornness, sturdiness, unyieldingness, will power, willpower


Antonymsirresoluteness, irresolution

2. resolve (communication) a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote


Synonymsdeclaration, resolution


Broader (hypernym)document, papers, written document


Narrower (hyponym)joint resolution


Instance hyponymDeclaration of Independence


English verb: resolve

1. resolve (cognition) bring to an end; settle conclusively


SamplesThe case was decided.
The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff.
The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance.


Synonymsadjudicate, decide, settle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate


Narrower (hyponym)adjust, judge

2. resolve (communication) reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation


Synonymsconclude


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)agree, concord, concur, hold


Narrower (hyponym)determine, settle, square off, square up

3. resolve (cognition) reach a decision


SamplesHe resolved never to drink again.


ExamplesThey resolve to move


Synonymspurpose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)decide, determine, make up one's mind

4. resolve (cognition) understand the meaning of


SamplesThe question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered.


Synonymsanswer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)figure out, lick, puzzle out, solve, work, work out

5. resolve (perception) make clearly visible


SamplesCan this image be resolved?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)discern, distinguish, make out, pick out, recognise, recognize, spot, tell apart


Domain categoryoptics

6. resolve (cognition) find the solution


SamplesSolve an equation.
Solve for x.


Synonymssolve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out


Narrower (hyponym)factorise, factorize

7. resolve (change) cause to go into a solution


SamplesThe recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water.


Synonymsbreak up, dissolve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change integrity


Narrower (hyponym)cut, melt, melt down, run


Causedissolve









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