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1 to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration
  • I resolved to eat more healthily and to exercise regularly

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2 to find an answer for through reasoning
  • resolve the apparent contradictions in the collected data

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decide, determine, settle, rule, resolve mean to come or cause to come to a conclusion. decide implies previous consideration of a matter causing doubt, wavering, debate, or controversy. she decided to sell her house determine implies fixing the identity, character, scope, or direction of something. determined the cause of the problem settle implies a decision reached by someone with power to end all dispute or uncertainty. the dean's decision settled the campus alcohol policy rule implies a determination by judicial or administrative authority. the judge ruled that the evidence was inadmissible resolve implies an expressed or clear decision or determination to do or refrain from doing something. he resolved to quit smoking

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The first known use of resolve was in the 14th century

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“Resolve.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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