Definitions of solve

  1. To explain; reason out to a conclusion or result, as a problem; make clear, as a mystery. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To loosen or separate the parts of: to clear up or explain: to remove. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To explain; clear up. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. To explain; to resolve; to unfold; to clear up (what is obscure or difficult to be understood); to work out to a result or conclusion; as, to solve a doubt; to solve difficulties; to solve a problem. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A solution; an explanation. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To give an explanation of; to clear up; to unfold; to dissipate, as doubts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. SOLVER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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Usage examples for solve

  1. " To see a problem well is more than half to solve it," and this proved to be the case with Mendel's straightforward vision of the nature of the experiments required for advance in our knowledge of heredity. – Catholic Churchmen in Science by James J. Walsh
  2. Blessed with an uncommon degree of curiosity, which increased each time she saw old Hagar, she resolved to solve the mystery, which she felt sure was connected with herself, though in what manner she could not guess. – Maggie Miller by Mary J. Holmes