resolve
resolve(
rih
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zalv
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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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resolve
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
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 make a firm resolve to do somethingresolver firmemente hacer algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (decide)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to resolve to do somethingresolver hacer algo
3. (solve)
a. resolver, solucionar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to resolve on/against doing somethingtomar la resolución de hacer/no hacer algo
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resolve [rɪˈzɒlv]
noun
1 (resoluteness) resolución (f)
unshakeable resolve resolución (f) inquebrantable
2 (decision) propósito (m)
to make a resolve to do sth resolverse a hacer algo
transitive verb
1 (find solution to) resolver; solucionar
this will resolve your doubts esto solucionará sus dudas; the problem is still not resolved el problema está por resolver
2 (decide) resolver; decidir
to resolve that ... acordar que ...; it was resolved that ... se acordó que ...
intransitive verb
1 (separate) resolverse;into en
the question resolves into four parts la cuestión se resuelve en cuatro partes
2 (decide)
to resolve on sth optar por algo; resolverse por algo; to resolve on doing sth acordar hacer algo; to resolve to do sth resolverse a hacer algo
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resolver
resolver(
rreh
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sohl
-
behr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to find a solution for)
a. to solve
No sé cómo resolver el problema.I don't know how to solve the problem.
2. (to determine)
a. to decide
El tribunal resolvió el asunto de forma unánime.The tribunal decided the matter unanimously.
b. to settle
Los soldados echaron a cara o cruz para resolver la cuestión de quién tomaría la primera guardia.The soldiers tossed a coin to settle the issue of who would take the first watch.
c. to resolve
El condado va a resolver la disputa de propiedad entre los vecinos.The county will resolve the property dispute between the neighbors.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to decide)
a. to rule
El juez resolvió a favor de la empleada.The judge ruled in favor of the employee.
resolverse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to make a decision)
a. to decide
Se resolvieron por viajar alrededor del mundo en la luna de miel.They decided to travel around the world on their honeymoon.
b. to make up one's mind
Cuando salió de la cárcel, se resolvió a nunca volver a cometer ningún delito.When he got out of jail, he made up his mind to never commit another crime.
c. to resolve
Se resolvió a hacer ejercicio todos los días por el resto de la vida.He resolved to exercise every day for the rest of his life.
5. (to work out)
a. to be resolved
El asunto se resolvió sin ningún esfuerzo de mi parte.The matter was resolved without any effort on my part.
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resolver
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (solucionar; duda, crisis)
a. to resolve
2. (problema, caso)
a. to solve
3. (decidir)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
resolver hacer algoto decide to do something
4. (partido, disputa, conflicto)
a. to settle
una canasta en el último segundo resolvió el partido a favor del equipo visitantea basket in the last second of the game secured victory for the visitors
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (solucionarse; duda, crisis)
a. to be resolved
6. (problema, caso)
a. to be solved
el secuestro se resolvió con la liberación de los rehenesthe hijacking was resolved o brought to an end with the release of the hostages
7. (decidirse)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
resolverse a hacer algoto decide to do something
8. (terminar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el huracán se resolvió en una tormenta tropicalthe hurricane ended up as a tropical storm
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resolverresuelto (participio_de_pasado)
transitive verb
1 [+problema] to solve; [+duda] to settle; [+asunto] to decide; settle; [+crimen] to solve
crimen sin resolver unsolved crime
2 (Química) to dissolve
3 [+cuerpo de materiales] to analyse; divide up; resolve;en into
intransitive verb
1 (juzgar) to rule; decide
resolver a favor de algn to rule o decide in sb's favour
2 (decidirse por)
resolver hacer algo to resolve to do sth
pronominal verb
resolverse
1 [+problema] to resolve itself; work out
2 (decidir) to decide; make up one's mind
resolverse a hacer algo to resolve to do sth; resolverse por algo to decide on sth; hay que resolverse por el uno o el otro you'll have to make up your mind one way or the other
3
resolverse en to be transformed into; todo se resolvió en una riña más it all came down to one more quarrel
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Phrases with "resolve"
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Can we resolve this or not?
¿Podemos resolver esto o no?
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