Synonyms of resolve


1. resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolution, trait

usage: the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"

2. resolution, declaration, resolve, document, written document, papers

usage: a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote


1. decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate, end, terminate

usage: 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"

2. conclude, resolve, agree, hold, concur, concord

usage: reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation

3. purpose, resolve, decide, make up one's mind, determine

usage: reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again"

4. answer, resolve, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work

usage: understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"

5. resolve, spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart

usage: make clearly visible; "can this image be resolved?"

6. resolve, solve, calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure

usage: find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x"

7. dissolve, resolve, break up, change integrity

usage: cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"

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Definition and meaning of resolve (Dictionary)