HyperDic: solve

English > 3 senses of the word solve:
VERBcognitionsolve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, workfind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of
cognitionsolve, resolvefind the solution
communicationsolve, clearsettle, as of a debt
solve > pronunciation
Soundssaa'lv
Rhymesabsolve ... revolve: 8 rhymes with aalv...
English > solve: 3 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningFind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"did you solve the problem?"
Synonymswork out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work
EntailsreasonThink logically
NarroweranswerGive the correct answer or solution to
answer, resolveunderstand the meaning / meaning of
breakFind the solution or key to
guess, inferguess correctly
riddleexplain a riddle
strikearrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishdeducir, resolver, solucionar, solver
Catalanresoldre, solucionar
Nounssolutionthe successful action of solving a problem
solventa statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
solvera thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesize information and knowledge to achieve a solution
solvingfinding a solution / solution to a problem
English > solve: 3 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningFind the solution.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "solve an equation"
  • "solve for x"
Synonymresolve
Narrowerfactorize, factoriseresolve (a polynomial) into factors
Broadercalculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figuremake a mathematical calculation or computation
Spanishresolver, solucionar
Catalanresoldre, solucionar
Nounssolvera thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesize information and knowledge to achieve a solution
solvingfinding a solution / solution to a problem
English > solve: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningSettle, as of a debt.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "solve an old debt"
Synonymclear
Broadersettle, square off, square up, determineSettle conclusively
Spanishsaldar
Adjectivessolventcapable of meeting financial obligations

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