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verb formal resolve pronunciation in British English /rɪˈzɒlv/
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present tense
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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