Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun resolve

2 senses of resolve

Sense 1
resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolution -- (the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work")
       => trait -- (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Sense 2
resolution, declaration, resolve -- (a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote)
       => document, written document, papers -- (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb resolve

7 senses of resolve

Sense 1
decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate -- (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")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 2
conclude, resolve -- (reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation)
       => agree, hold, concur, concord -- (be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point")

Sense 3
purpose, resolve -- (reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again")
       => decide, make up one's mind, determine -- (reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations")

Sense 4
answer, resolve -- (understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered")
       => solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work -- (find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem")

Sense 5
resolve -- (make clearly visible; "can this image be resolved?")
       => spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart -- (detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph")

Sense 6
resolve, solve -- (find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x")
       => calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure -- (make a mathematical calculation or computation)

Sense 7
dissolve, resolve, break up -- (cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

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