### Definition of Solve

1. Verb. Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of. "He could not work the math problem"

Exact synonyms: Figure Out, Lick, Puzzle Out, Work, Work Out
Generic synonyms: Understand
Entails: Reason
Derivative terms: Solution, Solvent, Solver, Solving, Workable

2. Verb. Find the solution. "Solve for x"
Exact synonyms: Resolve
Generic synonyms: Calculate, Cipher, Compute, Cypher, Figure, Reckon, Work Out
Specialized synonyms: Factorise, Factorize
Derivative terms: Resolution, Solver, Solving

3. Verb. Settle, as of a debt. "Solve an old debt"
Exact synonyms: Clear
Generic synonyms: Determine, Settle, Square Off, Square Up
Derivative terms: Solvent

### Definition of Solve

1. v. t. To explain; to resolve; to unfold; to clear up (what is obscure or difficult to be understood); to work out to a result or conclusion; as, to solve a doubt; to solve difficulties; to solve a problem.

2. n. A solution; an explanation.

### Definition of Solve

1. Verb. To find an answer or solution to a problem or question; to work out. ¹

2. Verb. (mathematics) To find the values of variables that satisfy a system of equations and/or inequalities. ¹

3. Verb. (mathematics) To algebraically manipulate an equation or inequality into a form that isolates a chosen variable on one side, so that the other side consists of an expression that may be used to generate solutions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

### Definition of Solve

1. to find the answer or explanation for [v SOLVED, SOLVING, SOLVES]

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### Lexicographical Neighbors of Solve

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### Literary usage of Solve

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1. Algebra for the Use of Colleges and Schools: With Numerous Examples by Isaac Todhunter (1875)
"\o;+a;-ll/ x + 2 , /a;!-lla; + 19y 3(a;-2) 96. solve x3 + y3 + z3 ... solve a; + 2/=9, ! + i = I, 104. If x varies jointly as y and z; and y varies directly ..."

2. Higher Mathematics for Students of Chemistry and Physics: With Special by Joseph William Mellor (1902)
"solve for y and differentiate. Substitute pdx for dij, and clear of fractions. ... Substitute in the given equation for the auswer. (8) solve ..."

3. New Testament Illustrations: Comprising Choice Selections, Anecdotes by William Basil Jones (1875)
"A HARD PROBLEM TO solve. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? — Mark 8 : 36. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The book raises problems that it does not solve; but the masterly and sympathetic exposition of the Jewish temperament invites a better comprehension of ..."