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1resolute

adjective res·o·lute \ˈre-zə-ˌlüt, -lət\

: very determined : having or showing a lot of determination

Full Definition of RESOLUTE

1
:  marked by firm determination :  resolved <a resolute character>
2
:  bold, steady <a resolute gaze>
res·o·lute·ly \-ˌlüt-lē, -lət-; ˌre-zə-ˈlüt-\ adverb
res·o·lute·ness \-ˌlüt-nəs, -lət-, -ˈlüt-\ noun

Examples of RESOLUTE

  1. She is a resolute competitor.
  2. He has remained resolute in his opposition to the bill.
  3. a leader with a stern and resolute manner

Origin of RESOLUTE

Latin resolutus, past participle of resolvere
First Known Use: 1533

Synonym Discussion of RESOLUTE

faithful, loyal, constant, staunch, steadfast, resolute mean firm in adherence to whatever one owes allegiance. faithful implies unswerving adherence to a person or thing or to the oath or promise by which a tie was contracted <faithful to her promise>. loyal implies a firm resistance to any temptation to desert or betray <remained loyal to the czar>. constant stresses continuing firmness of emotional attachment without necessarily implying strict obedience to promises or vows <constant friends>. staunch suggests fortitude and resolution in adherence and imperviousness to influences that would weaken it <a staunch defender of free speech>. steadfast implies a steady and unwavering course in love, allegiance, or conviction <steadfast in their support>. resolute implies firm determination to adhere to a cause or purpose <a resolute ally>.

2resolute

noun

Definition of RESOLUTE

:  a resolute person

First Known Use of RESOLUTE

1602
RESOLUTELY Defined for Kids

resolute

adjective res·o·lute \ˈre-zə-ˌlüt\

Definition of RESOLUTE for Kids

:  firmly determined
res·o·lute·ly adverb

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