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resolve

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of resolve

  1. 1 to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration <I resolved to eat more healthily and to exercise regularly> Synonyms choose, conclude, determine, figure, name, opt, decide, settle (on or upon)Related Words decree, rule; cull, elect, handpick, pick, prefer, select, single (out); adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, find, judge, referee, rule (on), umpire; chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, meditate, mull (over), ponder, question, ruminate, study, think (about or over), weighNear Antonyms abstain, decline, refuse, reject, turn down; delay, halt, hesitate, stall, temporize; shilly-shally, vacillate, waffle, waver

  2. 2 to find an answer for through reasoning <resolve the apparent contradictions in the collected data> Synonyms answer, break, crack, dope (out), figure out, puzzle (out), solve, riddle (out), unravel, unriddle, work, work outRelated Words conclude, decide, deduce, gather, infer, judge, reason; clear (up), iron out, straighten (out), unscramble, untangle, untie; assume, conjecture, divine, guess, presume, speculate; decipher, decode

  3. 3 to set or force apart <a prism will resolve a beam of light into an array of colors> Synonyms break up, decouple, disassociate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, part, ramify, separate, sever, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyokeRelated Words break down, decompose, disassemble, disintegrate, dissolve; bifurcate, bisect, cleave, dichotomize, dissect, fractionalize, fractionate, halve, partition, quarter, segment, subdivide, trisect; fragment, fragmentate, fragmentize; break, fracture, pull, rend, rift, rip, rive, rupture, tear; cut off, insulate, isolate, seclude, segregate, sequester; detach, disengage, disentangle, unravel, untieNear Antonyms assemble, associate, blend, combine, mingle, mix; connect, couple; accumulate, agglutinate, attach, bind, cement, close, fasten, fuse, knit, stick, weldAntonyms join, link, unify, unite




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