Associations to the word «Resolve»


RESOLVE, verb. (transitive) To find a solution to (a problem).
RESOLVE, verb. (transitive) To reduce to simple or intelligible notions; to make clear or certain; to unravel; to explain.
RESOLVE, verb. (transitive) To solve again.
RESOLVE, verb. (intransitive) To make a firm decision to do something.
RESOLVE, verb. (transitive) To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle.
RESOLVE, verb. To come to an agreement or make peace; patch up relationship, settle differences, bury the hatchet.
RESOLVE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) (reflexive) To break down into constituent parts; to decompose; to disintegrate; to return to a simpler constitution or a primeval state.
RESOLVE, verb. To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain.
RESOLVE, verb. (music) To cause a chord to go from dissonance to consonance.
RESOLVE, verb. (computing) To find the IP address of a hostname, or the entity referred to by a symbol in source code; to look up.
RESOLVE, verb. (rare) (transitive) To melt; to dissolve; to liquefy or soften (a solid).
RESOLVE, verb. (rare) (intransitive) (reflexive) To melt; to dissolve; to become liquid.
RESOLVE, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To liquefy (a gas or vapour).
RESOLVE, verb. (medicine) (dated) To disperse or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumour.
RESOLVE, verb. (obsolete) To relax; to lay at ease.
RESOLVE, verb. (chemistry) To separate racemic compounds into their enantiomers.
RESOLVE, noun. Determination, will power.

Dictionary definition

RESOLVE, noun. The trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work".
RESOLVE, noun. A formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote.
RESOLVE, verb. 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".
RESOLVE, verb. Reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation.
RESOLVE, verb. Reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again".
RESOLVE, verb. Understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered".
RESOLVE, verb. Make clearly visible; "can this image be resolved?".
RESOLVE, verb. Find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x".
RESOLVE, verb. Cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water".

Wise words

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia