What is the meaning of solve?


  • Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of.
    • usage: "did you solve the problem"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it"; "Did you get my meaning"; "He could not work the math problem"
  • Find the solution.
    • usage: "solve an equation"; "solve for x"
  • Settle, as of a debt.
    • usage: "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"
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APAWordNet. (2010). solve. Retrieved February 24, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/solve/definitions/1311803
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "solve" http://smartdefine.org/solve/definitions/1311803 (accessed February 24, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, solve, Smart Define, viewed 24 February, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/solve/definitions/1311803>.
MLAWordNet. "solve" 23 October 2010. Web. 24 February 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/solve/definitions/1311803>
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