resolve


resolve
re·solve 1 /ri-'zälv/ vb re·solved, re·solv·ing
vt
1: to deal with successfully: clear up
resolve a dispute
2 a: to declare or decide by formal resolution and vote
b: to change by resolution or formal vote
the house resolved itself into a committee
vi: to form a resolution
resolve 2 n
1: something that is resolved
2: a legal or official determination; esp: a legislative declaration

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

resolve
I (decide) verb arrive at a conclusion, arrive at a decision, ascertain, be firm, be settled in opinion, come to a determination, constituere, decernere, determine, devote oneself to, fix in purpose, make a choice, make a decision, make up one's mind, plan, propose, purpose, settle on by deliberate will, settle upon, statuere, take a stand, will II (solve) verb clarify, clear up, decipher, disentangle, dispel misunderstanding, elucidate, enucleate, figure out, find a solution, find the answer, hit upon a solution, illuminate, interpret, make clear, make plain, provide the answer, remove misunderstanding, reveal, reveal the answer, shed light upon, throw light upon, understand, unravel, unscramble, untangle III index animus, arbitrate (adjudge), arrange (methodize), ascertain, choice (decision), choose, conclude (decide), conclusion (determination), contemplation, decide, design (intent), determination, determine, discharge (perform), endeavor, find (determine), fix (settle), forethought, goal, hold (decide), intend, intent, intention, judge, plan (noun), plan (verb), predetermination, purpose, reason (conclude), resolution (decision), rule (decide), settle, solve

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • resolve — [ri zälv′, rizôlv′] vt. resolved, resolving [ME resolven < L resolvere: see RE & SOLVE] 1. to break up into separate, constituent elements or parts; analyze 2. to change or transform: used reflexively [a discussion that resolved itself into an …   English World dictionary

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