• Resolve Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) To let the tones (as of a discord) follow their several tendencies, resulting in a concord.
- (v. i.) To be separated into its component parts or distinct principles; to undergo resolution.
- (v. i.) To change or convert by resolution or formal vote; -- used only reflexively; as, the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole.
- (v. i.) To melt; to dissolve; to become fluid.
- (v. i.) To form a purpose; to make a decision; especially, to determine after reflection; as, to resolve on a better course of life.
- (v. i.) To dispere or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumor.
- (v. i.) To be settled in opinion; to be convinced.
- (v. i.) 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.
- (v. i.) To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain.
- (n.) That which has been resolved on or determined; decisive conclusion; fixed purpose; determination; also, legal or official determination; a legislative declaration; a resolution.
- (v. i.) To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle; as, he was resolved by an unexpected event.
- (v. i.) 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.
- (v. i.) 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).
- (n.) The act of resolving or making clear; resolution; solution.
- (v. i.) To relax; to lay at ease.
- (v. i.) To separate the component parts of; to reduce to the constituent elements; -- said of compound substances; hence, sometimes, to melt, or dissolve.
• Resolved Definition & Synonyms
- (p. p. & a.) Having a fixed purpose; determined; resolute; -- usually placed after its noun; as, a man resolved to be rich.
- (imp. & p. p.) of Resolve
• Resolvedness Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Fixedness of purpose; firmness; resolution.