Definition of solve
solved
;solving
transitive verb
1 : to find a solution, explanation, or answer for solve a problem solved the crime
2 : to pay (as a debt) in full
intransitive verb
: to solve something substitute and solve for x
solver
nounExamples of solve in a sentence
They are working to solve the traffic problem.
If they'll lend us the money we need, all our problems will be solved.
He couldn't solve the math problem.
The mystery has been solved.
The FBI has been trying to solve the case for years.
SOLVE Defined for English Language Learners
solve
playDefinition of solve for English Language Learners

: to find a way to deal with and end (a problem)

: to find the correct answer to (something, such as a riddle)

: to find the correct explanation for (something, such as a mystery)
SOLVE Defined for Kids
solve
playDefinition of solve for Students
solved
;solving
: to find the answer to or a solution for Can you solve the riddle?
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