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.Arbuthhnot.
3. To be settled in opinion; to be convinced. [R.]
Let men resolve of that as they plaease.Locke.
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.
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.Shak.
Cæsar's approach has summoned us together,Addison.
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.Fielding.
1. So as to resolve or clear up difficulties; clearly. [Obs.]
Of that, and all the progress, more or less,Shak.
Resolvedly more leisure shall express.
2. Resolutely; decidedly; firmly. Grew.