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Absolve vs. Resolve

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Absolve

Declare (someone) free from guilt, obligation, or punishment
The pardon absolved them of any crimes
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Resolve

To make a firm decision about
Resolved that I would do better next time.
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Absolve

To pronounce clear of guilt or blame.
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Resolve

To decide or express by formal vote
The legislature resolved that the official should be impeached.
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Absolve

To relieve of a requirement or obligation.
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Resolve

To cause (a person) to reach a decision
"He was resolved to enjoy the success he had earned" (F. Scott Fitzgerald).
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Absolve

To grant a remission of sin to.
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Resolve

To change or convert
My resentment resolved itself into resignation.
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Absolve

To pardon or remit (a sin).
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Resolve

To find a solution to; solve
Resolved the problem.
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Absolve

(transitive) To set free, release or discharge (from obligations, debts, responsibility etc.).
You will absolve a subject from his allegiance.
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Resolve

To remove or dispel (doubts).
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Absolve

To resolve; to explain; to solve.
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Resolve

To bring to a usually successful conclusion
Resolve a conflict.
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Absolve

(transitive) To pronounce free from or give absolution for a penalty, blame, or guilt.
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Resolve

(Medicine) To cause reduction of (an inflammation, for example).
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Absolve

To pronounce not guilty; to grant a pardon for.
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Resolve

(Music) To cause (a tone or chord) to progress from dissonance to consonance.
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Absolve

To grant a remission of sin; to give absolution to.
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Resolve

(Chemistry) To separate (an optically inactive compound or mixture) into its optically active constituents.
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Absolve

To remit a sin; to give absolution for a sin.
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Resolve

To render parts of (an image) visible and distinct.
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Absolve

To finish; to accomplish.
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Resolve

(Mathematics) To separate (a vector, for example) into coordinate components.
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Absolve

(transitive) To pass a course or test; to gain credit for a class; to qualify academically.
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Resolve

(Archaic) To separate (something) into constituent parts.
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Absolve

To set free, or release, as from some obligation, debt, or responsibility, or from the consequences of guilt or such ties as it would be sin or guilt to violate; to pronounce free; as, to absolve a subject from his allegiance; to absolve an offender, which amounts to an acquittal and remission of his punishment.
Halifax was absolved by a majority of fourteen.
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Resolve

(Obsolete) To cause (something) to melt or dissolve
"O, that this too too solid flesh would melt / Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!" (Shakespeare).
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Absolve

To free from a penalty; to pardon; to remit (a sin); - said of the sin or guilt.
In his name I absolve your perjury.
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Resolve

To reach a decision or make a determination
Resolve on a course of action.
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Absolve

To finish; to accomplish.
The work begun, how soon absolved.
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Resolve

To become separated or reduced to constituents.
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Absolve

To resolve or explain.
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Resolve

(Music) To undergo resolution.
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Absolve

Grant remission of a sin to;
The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's
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Resolve

Firmness of purpose; resolution
"my fierce, indignant resolve to visit those sun-kissed islands" (Caitlin Flanagan).
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Absolve

Let off the hook;
I absolve you from this responsibility
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Resolve

A determination or decision; a fixed purpose
"She had come to a resolve to undertake outdoor work in her native village" (Thomas Hardy).
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Resolve

A formal resolution made by a deliberative body.
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Resolve

(transitive) To find a solution to (a problem).
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Resolve

(transitive) To reduce to simple or intelligible notions; to make clear or certain; to unravel; to explain.
To resolve a riddle
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Resolve

(intransitive) To make a firm decision to do something.
I resolve to finish this work before I go home.
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Resolve

(transitive) To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle.
He was resolved by an unexpected event.
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Resolve

To come to an agreement or make peace; patch up relationship, settle differences, bury the hatchet.
After two weeks of bickering, they finally resolved their differences.
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Resolve

To break down into constituent parts; to decompose; to disintegrate; to return to a simpler constitution or a primeval state.
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Resolve

To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain.
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Resolve

(music) To cause a chord to go from dissonance to consonance.
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Resolve

(optics) To render visible or distinguishable the parts of something.
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Resolve

(computing) To find the IP address of a hostname, or the entity referred to by a symbol in source code; to look up.
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Resolve

To melt; to dissolve; to liquefy or soften (a solid).
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Resolve

To melt; to dissolve; to become liquid.
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Resolve

To liquefy (a gas or vapour).
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Resolve

To disperse or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumour.
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Resolve

(obsolete) To relax; to lay at ease.
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Resolve

(chemistry) To separate racemic compounds into their enantiomers.
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Resolve

To solve (an equation, etc.).
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Resolve

(uncountable) Determination; will power.
It took all my resolve to go through with the surgery.
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Resolve

(countable) A determination to do something; a fixed decision.
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Resolve

(countable) An act of resolving something; resolution.
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Resolve

To separate the component parts of; to reduce to the constituent elements; - said of compound substances; hence, sometimes, to melt, or dissolve.
O, that this too too solid flesh would melt,Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!
Ye immortal souls, who once were men,And now resolved to elements again.
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Resolve

To reduce to simple or intelligible notions; - said of complex ideas or obscure questions; to make clear or certain; to free from doubt; to disentangle; to unravel; to explain; hence, to clear up, or dispel, as doubt; as, to resolve a riddle.
To the resolving whereof we must first know that the Jews were commanded to divorce an unbelieving Gentile.
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Resolve

To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain.
Sir, be resolved. I must and will come.
Resolve me, Reason, which of these is worse,Want with a full, or with an empty purse?
In health, good air, pleasure, riches, I am resolved it can not be equaled by any region.
We must be resolved how the law can be pure and perspicuous, and yet throw a polluted skirt over these Eleusinian mysteries.
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Resolve

To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle; as, he was resolved by an unexpected event.
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Resolve

To express, as an opinion or determination, by resolution and vote; to declare or decide by a formal vote; - followed by a clause; as, the house resolved (or, it was resolved by the house) that no money should be apropriated (or, to appropriate no money).
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Resolve

To change or convert by resolution or formal vote; - used only reflexively; as, the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole.
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Resolve

To solve, as a problem, by enumerating the several things to be done, in order to obtain what is required; to find the answer to, or the result of.
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Resolve

To dispere or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumor.
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Resolve

To let the tones (as of a discord) follow their several tendencies, resulting in a concord.
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Resolve

To relax; to lay at ease.
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Resolve

To be separated into its component parts or distinct principles; to undergo resolution.
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Resolve

To melt; to dissolve; to become fluid.
When the blood stagnates in any part, it first coagulates, then resolves, and turns alkaline.
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Resolve

To be settled in opinion; to be convinced.
Let men resolve of that as they plaease.
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Resolve

To form a purpose; to make a decision; especially, to determine after reflection; as, to resolve on a better course of life.
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Resolve

The act of resolving or making clear; resolution; solution.
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Resolve

That which has been resolved on or determined; decisive conclusion; fixed purpose; determination; also, legal or official determination; a legislative declaration; a resolution.
Nor is your firm resolve unknown.
Cæsar's approach has summoned us together,And Rome attends her fate from our resolves.
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Resolve

The trait of being resolute; firmness of purpose;
His resoluteness carried him through the battle
It was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
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Resolve

A formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
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Resolve

Bring to an end; settle conclusively;
The case was decided
The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance
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Resolve

Reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
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Resolve

Reach a decision;
He resolved never to drink again
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Resolve

Understand the meaning of;
The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered
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Resolve

Make clearly visible;
Can this image be resolved?
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Resolve

Find the solution;
Solve an equation
Solve for x
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Resolve

Cause to go into a solution;
The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water
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