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1. solve

verb. ['ˈsɑːlv'] find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of.

Synonyms

  • infer
  • answer
  • guess
  • riddle
  • strike
  • lick
  • resolve
  • puzzle out
  • work
  • work out
  • figure out
  • reason
  • break

Antonyms

  • fall short of
  • disagree
  • question
  • miss

Etymology

  • solvo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Solve

  • revolve
  • involve
  • devolve
  • evolve

Example sentences of the word solve


1. Verb, base form
What do they fear will happen if you cannot solve their problem?

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Let this egg crackdown solve all of your egg-related woes.

Quotes containing the word solve


1. You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
- Michelle Obama

2. I'm always swimming forward like a shark. You just keep going and you don't rest. I love waking up knowing that I have a problem to solve.
- Nile Rodgers

3. I hope climate science becomes the big thing. And then what I want is electrical engineers to solve the world's energy problems, energy distribution problems. I want mechanical engineers to make better transportation systems. I want chemical engineers to develop better solar panels, and so on.
- Bill Nye

2. solve

verb. ['ˈsɑːlv'] find the solution.

Synonyms

  • reckon
  • factorize
  • compute
  • resolve
  • calculate
  • work out
  • figure
  • factorise
  • cipher

Antonyms

  • lose
  • defend
  • roughen
  • stand still

Etymology

  • solvo (Latin)

3. solve

verb. ['ˈsɑːlv'] settle, as of a debt.

Synonyms

  • clear
  • square up
  • square off
  • settle

Antonyms

  • indecision
  • irresoluteness
  • begin
  • studio

Etymology

  • solvo (Latin)
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