"resolves" in the noun sense
1. resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolution
the trait of being resolute
"his resoluteness carried him through the battle"
"it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
2. resolution, declaration, resolve
a formal expression by a meeting agreed to by a vote
"resolves" in the verb sense
1. decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate
bring to an end settle conclusively
"The case was decided"
"The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"
"The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
2. conclude, resolve
reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
3. purpose, resolve
reach a decision
"he resolved never to drink again"
4. answer, resolve
understand the meaning of
"The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
make clearly visible
"can this image be resolved?"
6. resolve, solve
find the solution
"solve an equation"
"solve for x"
7. dissolve, resolve, break up
cause to go into a solution
"The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
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