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English definition of “solve”

solve

verb [T] uk   /sɒlv/ us    /sɑːlv/
B1 to find an answer to a problem: to solve a problem to solve a mystery/puzzle Just calm down - shouting won't solve anything! This strategy could cause more problems than it solves. Police are still no nearer to solving the crime.
(Definition of solve from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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