Definition of solv
1. solve [ v ] find the solution to (a problem or question):"did you solve the problem?"; understand the meaning of
Examples: "did you get it?" "Did you get my meaning?" "He could not work the math problem"
(Rocky Mountain News, [Denver, Colorado]...)
Her day starts early , but no_matter_how many pressing letters there are to be written ( and during May , which is National Salvation_Army Week , there are plenty ) , schedules to be made or problems to be solved , Mrs._Marr 's office is always open and the welcome_mat is out .
(Alfred Wright, "A Duel Golfers Will Never Forget"...)
A_lot_of people were still thinking_about Jack_Nicklaus , the spectacular young amateur , who had a 70 ; or Ken_Venturi , who had a somewhat shaky 72 but was bound_to do better ; or Rosburg , whose accurate short game and supersensitive putter can overcome so many_of Augusta 's treacheries ; or even old Byron_Nelson , whose excellent 71 made one wonder if he had solved the geriatric aspects of golf .
(Los Angeles Times...)
If there were no West_Berlin problem , imperialist quarters would have invented an excuse for stepping_up the armaments race to try to solve the internal and external problems besetting the United_States and its NATO partners .
This sum spent for foreign economic aid , the peace_corps , food for peace , or any other program to solve the problems of the underdeveloped countries would be an investment that would pay_off in world peace , increased world trade , and prosperity for every country on the globe .
(Newark Evening News...)
Civil_Defense has far to go and many problems to solve , but is it not in the best spirit of our pioneer tradition to be not_only willing , but prepared to care for our own families and help our neighbors in any disaster - storm , flood , accident or even war ?Synonyms solve figure_out puzzle_out lick work_out work Related Terms understand answer guess answer riddle strike break solution resolution reason
2. solve [ v ] find the solution to
Examples: "solve an equation"
(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)
This method in_general solved the problem of obtaining fairly equal concentrations of reactants in each of the six cells from a set .
(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
Fortunately , a general formula of wide applicability solves all problems of this kind .Synonyms solve resolve Related Terms calculate factorize convergent_thinker
3. solve [ v ] settle, as of a debt
Examples: "clear a debt" "solve an old debt"
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