resolve


resolve
I UK [rɪˈzɒlv] / US [rɪˈzɑlv] verb
Word forms "resolve":
present tense I/you/we/they resolve he/she/it resolves present participle resolving past tense resolved past participle resolved formal *
1) [transitive] to solve a problem, or to find a satisfactory way of dealing with a disagreement

The crisis was resolved by negotiation.

A meeting has been called to resolve the dispute.

2)
a) [intransitive] to make a formal decision, usually after a discussion and a vote at a meeting
resolve to do something:

The committee resolved to review the overall level of spending.

b) to make a firm decision to do something
resolve to do something:

She resolved to leave as soon as possible.


Derived word:
resolvable
adjective
II UK [rɪˈzɒlv] / US [rɪˈzɑlv] noun [uncountable]
firm determination to do something
strengthen/weaken someone's resolve:

The President vowed the attack would not weaken US resolve.


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