Definition of solve in English:

solve

Syllabification: solve
Pronunciation: /sälv, sôlv
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • Find an answer to, explanation for, or means of effectively dealing with (a problem or mystery): the policy could solve the town’s housing crisis a murder investigation that has never been solved
    More example sentences
    • At the same time this policy solves their problems in re-entering the workforce.
    • They are a great partner, we are happy together, we will solve the problem together.
    • He is hoping to work with others such as the town council to try to solve the problem in various ways.
    Synonyms
    resolve, answer, work out, find a solution to, find the key to, puzzle out, fathom, decipher, decode, clear up, straighten out, get to the bottom of, unravel, piece together, explain
    informal figure out, crack

Derivatives

solvable

adjective
More example sentences
  • Norbert, a reverse question to that, in some ways: what has gone wrong, how curable, how solvable is it?
  • Was it too much to ask to contemplate only solvable troubles like arranging repairs for the roof?
  • ‘If a problem is solvable,’ he says ‘then there is no need to worry.’

solver

noun
More example sentences
  • But if there's anything you should know about Americans by now, it's that we're problem solvers.
  • Tonight, another astounding story of citizen crime solvers, all thanks to the shocking power of the media.
  • They are the solvers of problems, so long as the problems aren't their own.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'loosen, dissolve, untie'): from Latin solvere 'loosen, unfasten'.

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