resolve


resolve
verb
ADVERB
completely, fully

The matter is not yet fully resolved.

partially
successfully
adequately, satisfactorily
amicably, peacefully

We hope that the dispute can be resolved peacefully.

easily, readily
quickly, rapidly, speedily (BrE)
immediately
soon
eventually, finally, ultimately
VERB + RESOLVE
attempt to, take steps to, try to
be unable to, fail to

The two countries have failed to resolve their differences on this.

help (to)
be difficult to
PREPOSITION
by, through

The crisis was finally resolved through high-level negotiations.

PHRASES
an attempt to resolve sth, an effort to resolve sth

They met in a last-ditch attempt to resolve their differences.

a means of resolving sth, a method of resolving sth, a way of resolving sth
resolve itself

The family feuding could resolve itself.

Resolve is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑meeting
Resolve is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ambiguity, ↑ambivalence, ↑complaint, ↑conflict, ↑controversy, ↑crisis, ↑deadlock, ↑debate, ↑difference, ↑difficulty, ↑dilemma, ↑disagreement, ↑discrepancy, ↑dispute, ↑doubt, ↑impasse, ↑inconsistency, ↑issue, ↑matter, ↑mess, ↑mystery, ↑paradox, ↑problem, ↑query, ↑question, ↑situation, ↑squabble, ↑tension, ↑uncertainty

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