Quick answer
"Figure out" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "resolver", and "resolve" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "resolver". Learn more about the difference between "figure out" and "resolve" below.
figure out(
fih
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gyuhr
 
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to solve)
a. resolver
The first one to figure out the problem gets a prize.El primero que resuelva el problema, se gana un premio.
b. descifrar
Sherlock Holmes figured out the mystery of the stolen jewelry.Sherlock Holmes descifró el misterio de las joyas robadas.
c. calcular (in mathematics)
Figure out the sum of the inner angles of the polygon.Calcula la suma de los ángulos interiores del polígono.
2. (to understand)
a. entender
Today she didn't say hi to me. I can't figure her out.Hoy no me saludó. Me cuesta entenderla.
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resolve(
rih
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zalv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to find a solution)
a. resolver
Since she is more level-headed than either my brother or me, our sister always helps us to resolve any quarrel or argument.Como es más juiciosa que o yo o mi hermano, nuestra hermana siempre nos ayuda a resolver cualquier pelea o discusión.
To resolve your case, we're going to have to go through an unofficial channel.Para resolver tu caso, vamos a tener que ir por una vía extraoficial.
b. solucionar
He and the other board members resolved the budgetary crisis without having to fire anybody.Él y los otros miembros de la junta solucionaron la crisis presupuestaria sin tener que despedir a nadie.
2. (to choose to do something)
a. resolver
She resolved to eat better and exercise more often to fit into her dress before the wedding.Ella resolvió comer mejor y hacer ejercicio más frecuentemente para que su vestido le quedara bien antes de la boda.
b. decidir
Without any of her friends nearby to help her, Ana resolved to edit the film herself.Sin ningún amigo cerca para ayudarle, Ana decidió editar la película sola.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to choose to do something)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She resolved on going to bed earlier and to go to the gym in the mornings.Tomó la resolución de acostarse más temprano e ir al gimnasio por las mañanas.
They resolved on going on strike if the boss did not increase their salary.Se resolvió que irían a la huelga si el jefe no les subía el sueldo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (obstinacy)
a. la determinación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
To succeed in a career in the arts, you need to maintain a firm resolve.Para tener éxito en una carrera artística, hay que mantener una férrea determinación.
b. la resolución
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The obstacles she faced served to strengthened her resolve, rather than make her give up.Los obstáculos a los que se enfrentó le sirvieron para fortalecer su resolución en vez de hacer que se diera por vencida.
5. (decision)
a. el propósito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This year, I made a firm resolve to approach my social interactions more willingly.Este año, me hice el firme propósito de abordar mis relaciones sociales de mejor gana.
b. la decisión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Given my recent performance, I have made the resolve to study more this semester.Dado mis recientes resultados, he tomado la decisión de estudiar más este semestre.
c. la determinación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She made the resolve to cook at home more often instead of eating takeout.Tomó la determinación de cocinar más en casa en vez de comer comida para llevar.
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