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Dissolve vs. Resolve

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Dissolve

To cause to pass into solution
Dissolve salt in water.
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Resolve

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

To reduce (solid matter) to liquid form; melt.
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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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Dissolve

To cause to lose definition; blend or blur
"Morality has finally been dissolved in pity" (Leslie Fiedler).
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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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Dissolve

To cause to disappear or vanish; dispel
The sun dissolved the fog. That remark dissolved the tension in the room.
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Resolve

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

To break into component parts; disintegrate
The deal dissolved the company into three separate businesses.
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Resolve

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

To bring to an end, as by breaking up; terminate or annul
"General de Gaulle was returned to power ... with a mandate to dissolve an overseas empire that had turned into a nightmare" (Alison Jolly).
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Resolve

To remove or dispel (doubts).
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Dissolve

To dismiss (an assembly such as a legislative body).
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Resolve

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

To cause to be moved emotionally or upset.
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Resolve

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

To pass into solution
Salt dissolves easily in water.
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Resolve

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

To become liquid; melt
The clumps of snow dissolved into puddles.
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Resolve

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

To lose definition; become blurred or indistinguishable
"The last shadows have dissolved into darkness" (Daniel Blajan).
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Resolve

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

To become disintegrated; disappear
The mist dissolves as the sun rises.
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Resolve

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

To be broken up into separate parts
The empire dissolved into many separate countries.
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Resolve

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

To be brought to an end; be annulled or terminated
After a long separation, the marriage finally dissolved.
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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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Dissolve

To be moved or overcome emotionally
I dissolved into helpless laughter.
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Resolve

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

To make a transition between shots in a cinematic work using a superimposition in which the first shot fades out while the second shot gradually appears.
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Resolve

To become separated or reduced to constituents.
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Dissolve

A transition in a cinematic work consisting of a superimposition in which the first shot fades out while the second shot gradually appears. Also called lap dissolve.
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Resolve

(Music) To undergo resolution.
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Dissolve

(transitive) To terminate a union of multiple members actively, as by disbanding.
The ruling party or coalition sometimes dissolves parliament early when the polls are favorable, hoping to reconvene with a larger majority.
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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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Dissolve

(transitive) To destroy, make disappear.
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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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Dissolve

(transitive) To liquify, melt into a fluid.
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Resolve

A formal resolution made by a deliberative body.
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Dissolve

(intransitive) To be melted, changed into a fluid.
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Resolve

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

To disintegrate chemically into a solution by immersion into a liquid or gas.
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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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Dissolve

To be disintegrated by such immersion.
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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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Dissolve

(transitive) To disperse, drive apart a group of persons.
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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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Dissolve

(transitive) To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to loosen; to undo; to separate.
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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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Dissolve

To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release.
To dissolve an injunction
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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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Dissolve

To shift from one shot to another by having the former fade out as the latter fades in.
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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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Dissolve

(intransitive) To resolve itself as by dissolution.
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Resolve

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

(obsolete) To solve; to clear up; to resolve.
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Resolve

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

To relax by pleasure; to make powerless.
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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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Dissolve

(cinematography) a form of film punctuation in which there is a gradual transition from one scene to the next
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Resolve

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

To separate into competent parts; to disorganize; to break up; hence, to bring to an end by separating the parts, sundering a relation, etc.; to terminate; to destroy; to deprive of force; as, to dissolve a partnership; to dissolve Parliament.
Lest his ungoverned rage dissolve the life.
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Resolve

To melt; to dissolve; to become liquid.
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Dissolve

To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to disunite; to sunder; to loosen; to undo; to separate.
Nothing can dissolve us.
Down fell the duke, his joints dissolved asunder.
For one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another.
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Resolve

To liquefy (a gas or vapour).
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Dissolve

To convert into a liquid by means of heat, moisture, etc.,; to melt; to liquefy; to soften.
As if the world were all dissolved to tears.
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Resolve

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

To solve; to clear up; to resolve.
Make interpretations and dissolve doubts.
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Resolve

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

To relax by pleasure; to make powerless.
Angels dissolved in hallelujahs lie.
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Resolve

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

To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release; as, to dissolve an injunction.
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Resolve

To solve (an equation, etc.).
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Dissolve

To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up.
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Resolve

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

To become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied.
A figureTrenched in ice, which with an hour's heatDissolves to water, and doth lose his form.
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Resolve

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

To fade away; to fall to nothing; to lose power.
The charm dissolves apace.
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Resolve

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

(film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
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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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Dissolve

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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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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Dissolve

Pass into a solution;
The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee
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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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Dissolve

Become weaker;
The sound faded out
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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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Dissolve

Come to an end;
Their marriage dissolved
The tobacco monopoly broke up
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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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Dissolve

Stop functioning or cohering as a unit;
The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting
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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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Dissolve

Cause to lose control emotionally;
The news dissolved her into tears
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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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Dissolve

Lose control emotionally;
She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme
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Resolve

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

Cause to fade away;
Dissolve a shot or a picture
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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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Dissolve

Become or cause to become soft or liquid;
The sun melted the ice
The ice thawed
The ice cream melted
The heat melted the wax
The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase
Dethaw the meat
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Resolve

To relax; to lay at ease.
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Dissolve

Bring the association of to an end or cause to break up;
The decree officially dissolved the marriage
The judge dissolved the tobacco company
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Resolve

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

Declare void;
The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections
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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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