Definition for SOLVE

SOLVE, v.t. [solv; L. solvo; Fr. soudre; It. solvere. Class Sl. Several roots give the sense.]

  1. Properly, to loosen or separate the parts of any thing hence, to explain; to resolve; to eclaircise; to unfold; clear up; what is obscure or difficult to be understood, to solve questions; to solve difficulties or a problem. When God shall solve the dark decrees of fate. – Tickel.
  2. To remove; to dissipate; as, to solve doubts.

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