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solveverb [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. The ​police are still no ​nearer to solving the ​crime.

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(Definition of solve from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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solveverb [T]

 us   /sɑlv, sɔlv/
to ​find an ​answer to a ​problem: The ​arrests have not solved the ​mystery of what ​happened to the ​stolencash.
solvable
adjective  us   /ˈsɑl·və·bəl, ˈsɔl-/ (also soluble,  /ˈsɑl·jə·bəl/ )
Hunger in this ​city is a solvable ​problem.
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