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Resolve Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    resolve n
  1. the trait of being resolute; firmness of purpose; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work" [syn: resoluteness, firmness, resolution] [ant: irresoluteness]
  2. a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote [syn: resolution, declaration] v
  3. 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" [syn: decide, settle, adjudicate]
  4. reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation [syn: conclude]
  5. reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again" [syn: purpose]
  6. understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered" [syn: answer]
  7. make clearly visible; "can this image be resolved?"
  8. find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x" [syn: solve]
  9. cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water" [syn: dissolve, break up]
Resolve Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Resolve \Re*solve"\ (r?*z?lv"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resolved (-z?lvd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Resolving.] [L. resolvere, resolutum, to untie, loosen, relax, enfeeble; pref. re- re- + solvere to loosen, dissolve: cf. F. r['e]soudare to resolve. See Solve, and cf. Resolve, v. i., Resolute, Resolution.]
  1. To separate the component parts of; to reduce to the

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Resolve'

  • Resolve: Resolve may refer to: Resolution (music) Resolve (song), by the Foo Fighters. Resolve (album) by Lagwagon. RESOLVE , a dispute resolution-related ...
  • RESOLVE: RESOLVE is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit organization. Mission RESOLVE builds strong, enduring solutions to environmental, social, ...
  • Resolve (album): Resolve is Lagwagon 's seventh and most recent studio album, released in 2005. It is inspired and dedicated to former Lagwagon drummer ...
  • Resolve (song): "Resolve" is the third single from the Foo Fighters album In Your Honor . It was released on 21 November 2005 (see 2005 in music ). ...

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* Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - Abraham Lincoln

* I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody. - Benjamin Franklin

* Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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