Definition of solve in English:

solve

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Pronunciation: /sɒlv
 
/

verb

[with object]

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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