To resolve a nebula.(Astron.) See Resolution of a nebula, under Resolution.

Syn. — To solve; analyze; unravel; disentangle.

(Re*solve") v. i. [The sense "to be convinced, to determine" comes from the idea of loosening, breaking up into parts, analyzing, hence, determining.]

1. To be separated into its component parts or distinct principles; to undergo resolution.

2. To melt; to dissolve; to become fluid.

When the blood stagnates in any part, it first coagulates, then resolves, and turns alkaline.

3. To be settled in opinion; to be convinced. [R.]

Let men resolve of that as they plaease.

4. To form a purpose; to make a decision; especially, to determine after reflection; as, to resolve on a better course of life.

Syn. — To determine; decide; conclude; purpose.

(Re*solve"), n.

1. The act of resolving or making clear; resolution; solution. "To give a full resolve of that which is so much controverted." Milton.

2. That which has been resolved on or determined; decisive conclusion; fixed purpose; determination; also, legal or official determination; a legislative declaration; a resolution.

Nor is your firm resolve unknown.

Cæsar's approach has summoned us together,
And Rome attends her fate from our resolves.

(Re*solved") p. p. & a. Having a fixed purpose; determined; resolute; — usually placed after its noun; as, a man resolved to be rich.

That makes him a resolved enemy.
Jer. Taylor.

I am resolved she shall not settle here.

(Re*solv"ed*ly) adv.

1. So as to resolve or clear up difficulties; clearly. [Obs.]

Of that, and all the progress, more or less,
Resolvedly more leisure shall express.

2. Resolutely; decidedly; firmly. Grew.

7. (Math.) To solve, as a problem, by enumerating the several things to be done, in order to obtain what is required; to find the answer to, or the result of. Hutton.

8. (Med.) To dispere or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumor.

9. (Mus.) To let the tones (as of a discord) follow their several tendencies, resulting in a concord.

10. To relax; to lay at ease. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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