To loosen; set loose or at ease; relax.To melt; dissolve.To disintegrate; reduce to constituent or elementary parts; separate the component parts of.Specifically In medicine, to effect the disappearance of (a swelling) without the formation of pus.To analyze; reduce by mental analysis.To solve; free from perplexities; clear of difficulties; explain: as, to resolve questions of casuistry; to resolve doubts; to resolve a riddle.In mathematics, to solve; answer (a question).In algebra, to bring all the known quantities of (an equation) to one side, and the unknown quantity to the other.In mech., to separate mathematically (a force or other vector quantity) into components, by the application of the parallelogram of forces, or of an analogous principle. The parts need not have independent reality.To transform by or as by dissolution.To free from doubt or perplexity; inform; acquaint; answer.To settle in an opinion; make certain; convince.To fix in a determination or purpose; determine; decide: used chiefly in the past participle.To determine on; intend; purpose.To make ready in mind; prepare.To determine on; specifically, to express, as an opinion or determination, by or as by resolution and vote.In music, of a voice-part or of the harmony in general, to cause to progress from a discord to a concord.To melt; dissolve; become fluid.To become separated into component or elementary parts; disintegrate; in general, to be reduced as by dissolution or analysis.To form an opinion, purpose, or resolution; determine in mind; purpose: as, he resolved on amendment of life.To be settled in opinion; be convinced.In music, of a voice-part or of the harmony in general, to pass from a discord to a concord.n. The act of resolving or solving; resolution; solution.n. An answer.n. That which has been resolved or determined on; a resolution.n. Firmness or fixedness of purpose; resolution; determination.n. The determination or declaration of any corporation, association, or representative body; a resolution.In optics, to make distinguishable, by means of an optical instrument, the details of structure of a body, or to separate by such means close-lying bodies, such as the stars in a cluster.