Definition of resolve :
1. That which has been resolved on or determined; decisive conclusion; fixed purpose; determination; also, legal or official determination; a legislative declaration; a resolution.
2. The act of resolving or making clear; resolution; solution.
3. To be separated into its component parts or distinct principles; to undergo resolution.
4. To be settled in opinion; to be convinced.
5. To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain.
6. To change or convert by resolution or formal vote; - used only reflexively; as, the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole.
7. To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle; as, he was resolved by an unexpected event.
8. To dispere or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumor.
9. To express, as an opinion or determination, by resolution and vote; to declare or decide by a formal vote; - followed by a clause; as, the house resolved ( or, it was resolved by the house) that no money should be apropriated ( or, to appropriate no money)
10. To form a purpose; to make a decision; especially, to determine after reflection; as, to resolve on a better course of life.
11. To let the tones ( as of a discord) follow their several tendencies, resulting in a concord.
12. To melt; to dissolve; to become fluid.
13. To reduce to simple or intelligible notions; - said of complex ideas or obscure questions; to make clear or certain; to free from doubt; to disentangle; to unravel; to explain; hence, to clear up, or dispel, as doubt; as, to resolve a riddle.
14. To relax; to lay at ease.
15. To separate the component parts of; to reduce to the constituent elements; - said of compound substances; hence, sometimes, to melt, or dissolve.
16. To solve, as a problem, by enumerating the several things to be done, in order to obtain what is required; to find the answer to, or the result of.
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intend (part of speech: verb)
resolve (part of speech: verb)
judge (part of speech: verb)
- " Is this then thy final resolve? - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- Suppose each one of you now resolve to go to the east of London and bring the people to church. - "The Religious Life of London", J. Ewing Ritchie.
- The dark future would resolve all my doubts. - "The Quest of the Sacred Slipper", Sax Rohmer.