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resolveverb

 us   /rɪˈzɑlv, -ˈzɔlv/
  • resolve verb (SOLVE)

[T] to ​solve or end a ​problem or ​difficulty: The ​couple resolved ​theirdifferences.
  • resolve verb (DECIDE)

to make a ​determineddecision: [+ that clause] They resolved that they would never ​argue over ​money. [+ to infinitive] I resolved to ​run a ​mile a ​day.

resolvenoun [U]

 us   /rɪˈzɑlv, -ˈzɔlv/
  • resolve noun [U] (DECISION)

strongdetermination: The ​experienceincreased her resolve to ​changecareers.
(Definition of resolve from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"resolve" in British English

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resolveverb

uk   /rɪˈzɒlv/  us   /-ˈzɑːlv/
  • resolve verb (SOLVE)

C1 [T] to ​solve or end a ​problem or ​difficulty: Have you resolved the problem of ​transportyet? The ​couple resolved ​their differences and made an ​effort to get along.

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resolvenoun [U]

uk   /rɪˈzɒlv/  us   /-ˈzɑːlv/ formal
(Definition of resolve from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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resolveverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈzɒlv/
to solve or end a problem or disagreement: resolve a dispute/problem/conflict Lawyers could not resolve the ​dispute.resolve differences Legislators are ​meeting this week to resolve differences in ​versions of the ​budget.
formal to make a decision ​formally or with ​determination: resolve to do sth They resolved to ​build a ​business for themselves.resolve that He resolved that ​totalexpenditure will ​rise 3.3% in ​realterms in the next ​year.

resolvenoun [U]

uk   us   /rɪˈzɒlv/
strongdetermination: weaken/strengthen sb's resolve Successful ​people use ​setbacks as an ​opportunity to ​strengthen their resolve.test sb's resolve The last three ​years have ​tested our resolve.
(Definition of resolve from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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