# solve

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**solve**— ► VERB ▪ find an answer to, explanation for, or way of dealing with (a problem or mystery). DERIVATIVES solvable adjective solver noun. ORIGIN Latin solvere loosen, unfasten …12

**solve**— [sälv, sôlv] vt. solved, solving [ME solven < L solvere (for se luere), to loosen, release, free < se , apart (see SECEDE) + luere, to let go, set free: see LOSE] 1. to find or provide a satisfactory answer or explanation for; make clear;… …13

**solve */*/*/**— UK [sɒlv] / US [sɑlv] verb [transitive] Word forms solve : present tense I/you/we/they solve he/she/it solves present participle solving past tense solved past participle solved 1) to find a solution to something that is causing difficulties… …14

**solve**— verb ADVERB ▪ completely ▪ The mystery has not yet been completely solved. ▪ largely ▪ half, partially, partly ▪ …15

**solve**— ab·solve; Cel·lo·solve; ex·solve; solve; dis·solve; re·solve; …16

**solve*/*/**— [sɒlv] verb [T] 1) to find a solution to something that is causing difficulties solve a crisis/dispute/conflict[/ex] We can help you solve your financial problems.[/ex] 2) to find the reason or explanation for something solve a… …17

**solve**— verb (solved; solving) Etymology: Middle English, to loosen, from Latin solvere to loosen, solve, dissolve, from sed , se apart + luere to release more at secede, lose Date: circa 1533 transitive verb 1. to find a solution, explanation, or answer …18

**solve**— [[t]sɒ̱lv[/t]] ♦♦♦ solves, solving, solved VERB If you solve a problem or a question, you find a solution or an answer to it. [V n] Their domestic reforms did nothing to solve the problem of unemployment... [V n] We may now be able to get a much… …19

**solve**— verb (T) 1 to find or provide a way of dealing with a problem: Charlie thinks money will solve all his problems. 2 to find the correct answer to a problem or the explanation for something that is difficult to understand: solving a mathematical… …20

**solve**— [15] Etymologically, solve means ‘release’, particularly by the payment of debt. It was borrowed from Latin solvere ‘release, unbind, pay’, which was descended from an earlier *seluere. This was a compound verb based on luere ‘loosen, release,… …