resolve


resolve
resolver, n.
/ri zolv"/, v., resolved, resolving, n.
v.t.
1. to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something): I have resolved that I shall live to the full.
2. to separate into constituent or elementary parts; break up; cause or disintegrate (usually fol. by into).
3. to reduce or convert by, or as by, breaking up or disintegration (usually fol. by to or into).
4. to convert or transform by any process (often used reflexively).
5. to reduce by mental analysis (often fol. by into).
6. to settle, determine, or state formally in a vote or resolution, as of a deliberative assembly.
7. to deal with (a question, a matter of uncertainty, etc.) conclusively; settle; solve: to resolve the question before the board.
8. to clear away or dispel (doubts, fears, etc.); answer: to resolve any doubts we may have had.
9. Chem. to separate (a racemic mixture) into optically active components.
10. Music. to cause (a voice part or the harmony as a whole) to progress from a dissonance to a consonance.
11. Optics. to separate and make visible the individual parts of (an image); distinguish between.
12. Med. to cause (swellings, inflammation, etc.) to disappear without suppuration.
v.i.
13. to come to a determination; make up one's mind; determine (often fol. by on or upon): to resolve on a plan of action.
14. to break up or disintegrate.
15. to be reduced or changed by breaking up or otherwise (usually fol. by to or into).
16. Music. to progress from a dissonance to a consonance.
n.
17. a resolution or determination made, as to follow some course of action.
18. firmness of purpose or intent; determination.
[1325-75; ME resolven (v.) < L resolvere to unfasten, loosen, release, equiv. to re- RE- + solvere to loosen; see SOLVE]
Syn. 1. confirm. See decide. 2. analyze, reduce. 17, 18. decision.

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