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 for resolving
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resolve \Re*solve"\ (r?*z?lv"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resolved
     (-z?lvd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Resolving.] [L. resolvere,
     resolutum, to untie, loosen, relax, enfeeble; pref. re- re- +
     solvere to loosen, dissolve: cf. F. r['e]soudare to resolve.
     See Solve, and cf. Resolve, v. i., Resolute,
     1. To separate the component parts of; to reduce to the
        constituent elements; -- said of compound substances;
        hence, sometimes, to melt, or dissolve.
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              O, that this too too solid flesh would melt,
              Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!  --Shak.
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              Ye immortal souls, who once were men,
              And now resolved to elements again.   --Dryden.
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     2. To reduce to simple or intelligible notions; -- said of
        complex ideas or obscure questions; to make clear or
        certain; to free from doubt; to disentangle; to unravel;
        to explain; hence, to clear up, or dispel, as doubt; as,
        to resolve a riddle. "Resolve my doubt." --Shak.
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              To the resolving whereof we must first know that the
              Jews were commanded to divorce an unbelieving
              Gentile.                              --Milton.
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     3. To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to
        inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain.
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              Sir, be resolved. I must and will come. --Beau. &
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              Resolve me, Reason, which of these is worse,
              Want with a full, or with an empty purse? --Pope.
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              In health, good air, pleasure, riches, I am resolved
              it can not be equaled by any region.  --Sir W.
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              We must be resolved how the law can be pure and
              perspicuous, and yet throw a polluted skirt over
              these Eleusinian mysteries.           --Milton.
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     4. To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind;
        to fix; to settle; as, he was resolved by an unexpected
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     5. To express, as an opinion or determination, by resolution
        and vote; to declare or decide by a formal vote; --
        followed by a clause; as, the house resolved (or, it was
        resolved by the house) that no money should be apropriated
        (or, to appropriate no money).
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     6. To change or convert by resolution or formal vote; -- used
        only reflexively; as, the house resolved itself into a
        committee of the whole.
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     7. (Math.) To solve, as a problem, by enumerating the several
        things to be done, in order to obtain what is required; to
        find the answer to, or the result of. --Hutton.
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     8. (Med.) To dispere or scatter; to discuss, as an
        inflammation or a tumor.
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     9. (Mus.) To let the tones (as of a discord) follow their
        several tendencies, resulting in a concord.
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     10. To relax; to lay at ease. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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     To resolve a nebula.(Astron.) See Resolution of a nebula,
        under Resolution.
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     Syn: To solve; analyze; unravel; disentangle.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: analysis into clear-cut components [syn: resolution,

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