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resolver

resolver(
rreh
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sohl
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behr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
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.).
intransitive verb
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.).
pronominal verb
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.
b. to get resolved
¿Cómo se resolvió el problema entre Juan y Emilio? - No tengo idea.How did the problem between Juan and Emilio get resolved? - I have no idea.
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resolver
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (solucionar; duda, crisis)
a. to resolve
2. (problema, caso)
a. to solve
3. (decidir)
a.
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.).
pronominal verb
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.
resolverse a hacer algoto decide to do something
8. (terminar)
a.
el huracán se resolvió en una tormenta tropicalthe hurricane ended up as a tropical storm
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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