Definition for resolve

noun as in decision, determination

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Example Sentences

Despite our resolve to achieve zero hunger by 2030, the sad truth is that hunger has been rising over the past several years, and there is no end in sight.

From Fortune

Now is the time to strengthen your resolve and re-devote yourself to prevention measures.

PE teachers called us lovers to mock our resolve, but the engineer was a brother to me.

Demand for Cisco’s Webex video collaboration tool soared, requiring resolve on the part of frontline Cisconians and executives alike.

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I’m enjoying it too much to realize my mother’s and my resolve for a small Chuseok meal have been compromised.

From Eater

They were born in 51 countries and speak 59 foreign languages, but they seemed bound by a single purpose and resolve.

There is the will of the people; the resolve of the political class; the courage of the media; and the authority of the courts.

The city may have learned something about resolve in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Modi has ordered his army commanders to strike back hard at the Line of Control to demonstrate Indian resolve.

I ask them how can they resolve that with what they are doing.

There was something strange in my brother's resolve to leave Six Stars and try his fortunes in the city.

If any weakening of resolve were in himself, it disappeared long before Tony's arrival on the scene.

But her resolve melted when she saw him before designing Providence had led him into her path.

His brow was calm, but his mouth closely compressed, as if to sustain some firm resolve.

Daniel went in, and desired of the king, that he would give him time to resolve the question, and declare it to the king.


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When To Use

What are other ways to say resolve?

To resolve is to show firmness of purpose: He resolved to ask for a promotion. To determine is to arrive at a conclusion after reasoning or observation: He determined that there was no available path to victory. To decide is to make up one’s mind as to what shall be done and the way to do it: He decided to go today.

On this page you'll find 185 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to resolve, such as: boldness, courage, firmness, intention, steadfastness, and will.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.