Word of the Day: Resolve

resolve re·solve rəˈzälv noun 1. fixity of purpose “Across time and place, memory lives on the tenacity of a people’s resolve never to forget-not just with words-but with an endless stream of concrete actions rushing every day, every hour, every minute, every second.” -Psyche Roxas-Mendoza 2. drive to see something through to its conclusion “The height of your achievements is determined by the depth of your self-belief, the strength of your resolve and the intensity of your efforts.” -Roopleen verb 3. to find or implement a solution to a problem “Be quick to resolve conflicts before they mature to become wars.” -Israelmore Ayvior 4. to deal with successfully “Imagination is the creative force that through necessity yields solutions to resolve the issues that face us.” -Steven Redhead, 1952- 5. to reach a firm decision about “Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.” -Matthew Arnold, 1822-1888 6. to reduce by analysis “Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.” -Rene Descartes, 1596-1650 7. to break up or separate “Most humans can resolve 2 lines that are 0.04 mm (the width of a fine human hair) apart, located 15 cm from their face, but the lines will blur into one if they are closer.” -Science Focus 8. to transform or convert “Large legislative bodies resolve themselves into coteries, and coteries into jealousies.” -Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769-1821