Definition of resolute adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrezəluːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrezəluːt//
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having or showing great determination synonym determined resolute leadership He became even more resolute in his opposition to the plan. Her voice sounded calm and resolute. opposite irresolute Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘paid’, describing a rent): from Latin resolutus ‘loosened, released, paid’, past participle of resolvere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + solvere ‘loosen’.Extra examples They stood resolute against the enemy. We must remain resolute. He called for resolute action to battle terrorism. His resolute leadership was admired by many. She became even more resolute in her opposition to the plan.
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