Definition for RE-SOLVE'

RE-SOLVE', v.i. [resolv'.]

  1. To fix in opinion or purpose; to determine in mind. He resolved to abandon his vicious course of life.
  2. To determine by vote. The legislature resolved to receive no petitions after a certain day.
  3. To melt; to dissolve; to become fluid. When the blood stagnates in any part, it first coagulates, then resolves and turns alkaline. – Arbuthnot.
  4. To separate into its component parts, or into distinct principles; as, water resolves into vapor; a substance resolves into gas.
  5. To be settled in opinion. Let men resolve of that as they please. [Unusual.] – Locke.

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