firm in purpose or intent; determined.
verb (used with object), resolved, resolving.
to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something):
I have resolved that I shall live to the full.
to separate into constituent or elementary parts; break up; cause or disintegrate (usually followed by into).
to reduce or convert by, or as by, breaking up or disintegration (usually followed by to or into).
to convert or transform by any process (often used reflexively).
to reduce by mental analysis (often followed by into).
to settle, determine, or state in a formal vote or formal expression of opinion or intention, as of a deliberative assembly.
to deal with (a question, a matter of uncertainty, etc.) conclusively; settle; solve:
to resolve the question before the board.
to clear away or dispel (doubts, fears, etc.); answer:
to resolve any doubts we may have had.
Chemistry. to separate (a racemic mixture) into optically active components.
Music. to cause (a voice part or the harmony as a whole) to progress from a dissonance to a consonance.
Optics. to separate and make visible the individual parts of (an image); distinguish between.
Medicine/Medical. to cause (swellings, inflammation, etc.) to disappear without suppuration.
verb (used without object), resolved, resolving.
to come to a determination; make up one’s mind; determine (often followed by on or upon):
to resolve on a plan of action.
to break up or disintegrate.
to be reduced or changed by breaking up or otherwise (usually followed by to or into).
Music. to progress from a dissonance to a consonance.
a resolution or determination made, as to follow some course of action.
firmness of purpose or intent; determination.
fixed in purpose or intention; determined
verb (mainly transitive)
(takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to decide or determine firmly
to express (an opinion) formally, esp (of a public meeting) one agreed by a vote
(also intransitive) usually foll by into. to separate or cause to separate (into) (constituent parts or elements)
(usually reflexive) to change, alter, or appear to change or alter: the ghost resolved itself into a tree
to make up the mind of; cause to decide: the tempest resolved him to stay at home
to find the answer or solution to; solve: to resolve a problem
to explain away or dispel: to resolve a doubt
to bring to an end; conclude: to resolve an argument
(med) to cause (a swelling or inflammation) to subside, esp without the formation of pus
(also intransitive) to follow (a dissonant note or chord) or (of a dissonant note or chord) to be followed by one producing a consonance
(chem) to separate (a racemic mixture) into its optically active constituents
to distinguish between (separate parts) of (an image) as in a microscope, telescope, or other optical instrument
to separate (two adjacent peaks) in a spectrum by means of a spectrometer
(maths) to split (a vector) into its components in specified directions
an obsolete word for dissolve
something determined or decided; resolution: he had made a resolve to work all day
firmness of purpose; determination: nothing can break his resolve
resolve re·solve (rĭ-zŏlv’)
v. re·solved, re·solv·ing, re·solves
To cause resolution of an abnormal condition.
To separate an optically inactive compound or mixture into its optically active constituents.
To render parts of an image visible and distinct.
adjective 1. resolving; causing solution; solvent. noun 2. something resolvent. 3. Medicine/Medical. a remedy that causes resolution of a swelling or inflammation. adjective 1. serving to dissolve or separate something into its elements; resolving noun 2. something that resolves; solvent 3. a drug or agent able to reduce swelling or inflammation resolvent re·sol·vent (rĭ-zŏl’vənt) adj. […]
verb (used with object), resolved, resolving. 1. to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something): I have resolved that I shall live to the full. 2. to separate into constituent or elementary parts; break up; cause or disintegrate (usually followed by into). 3. to reduce or convert by, or as […]
noun 1. Optics. the ability of an optical device to produce separate images of close objects. 2. Photography. the degree to which a lens or photographic emulsion is able to define the details of an image. resolving power noun 1. (physics) Also called resolution the ability of a microscope, telescope, or other optical instrument to […]
noun 1. the state or quality of being resonant. 2. the prolongation of sound by reflection; reverberation. 3. Phonetics. amplification of the range of audibility of any source of speech sounds, especially of phonation, by various couplings of the cavities of the mouth, nose, sinuses, larynx, pharynx, and upper thorax, and, to some extent, by […]