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verb formal resolve pronunciation in British English /rɪˈzɒlv/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyresolve
he/she/itresolves
present participleresolving
past tenseresolved
past participleresolved

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to solve a problem, or to find a satisfactory way of dealing with a disagreement

    The crisis was resolved by negotiation.

    A meeting has been called to resolve the dispute.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to make a formal decision, usually after a discussion and a vote at a meeting
    resolve to do something:

    The committee resolved to review the overall level of spending.

    1. a.
      to make a firm decision to do something
      resolve to do something:

      She resolved to leave as soon as possible.

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