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resolveverb

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

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

to make a determined decision: [+ 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)

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"resolve" in British English

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resolveverb

uk   /rɪˈzɒlv/  us   /rɪˈzɑːlv/
  • resolve verb (SOLVE)

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

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resolvenoun [U]

uk   /rɪˈzɒlv/  us   /rɪˈzɑːlv/ formal
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"resolve" in Business English

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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 total expenditure will rise 3.3% in real terms in the next year.

resolvenoun [U]

uk   us   /rɪˈzɒlv/
strong determination: 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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