Definition of resolve noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈzɒlv//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzɑːlv//
, NAmE//rɪˈzɔːlv//
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[uncountable] (formal) strong determination to achieve something synonym resolution The difficulties in her way merely strengthened her resolve. It was a test of his stamina and resolve. She did not weaken in her resolve. resolve to do something The government reiterated its resolve to uncover the truth. Word Originlate Middle English (in the senses ‘dissolve, disintegrate’ and ‘solve (a problem)’): from Latin resolvere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + solvere ‘loosen’.
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