resolveverbuk /rɪˈzɒlv/ us /-ˈzɑːlv/
resolve verb (SOLVE)
- The dispute over the song rights proved impossible to resolve.
- A mediator has been called in to resolve the crisis.
- They had an awful row several years ago, but now they've resolved their differences.
- The president is predisposed towards negotiation and favours a peaceful way of resolving the crisis.
- I'm sure these problems can be satisfactorily resolved.
resolve verb (DECIDE)
- be make or break for sb/sth idiom
- be on the horns of a dilemma idiom
- come down on one side of the fence or the other idiom
- come to sth
- hammer sth out
- it's a date idiom
- judgment call
- make or break sth idiom
- make up your mind idiom
- name the day idiom
- spin a coin idiom
resolvenoun [U]uk /rɪˈzɒlv/ us /-ˈzɑːlv/ formal