resolve etymology

English word resolve comes from Latin solvo, Latin re-, German resolvieren

Detailed word origin of resolve

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
solvo Latin (lat) Cancel, remove, destroy. Dissolve, break up, separate. Loosen, untie, undo; free [up], release, acquit, exempt. Pay [up], fulfil. Relax, slacken, weaken. Solve, explain. To dismiss (troops). To get rid of (feelings). To let down (hair). To open (a letter). To raise (a siege). To set sail (ships). To undermine. To unfurl.
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
resolvieren German (deu)
resolvere Latin (lat)
resolver Old French (fro) (reflexive, se resolver) to resolve oneself; to become resolved.
resolven Middle English (enm)
resolve English (eng) (chemistry) To separate racemic compounds into their enantiomers.. (computing) To find the IP address of a hostname, or the entity referred to by a symbol in source code; to look up.. (intransitive) To make a firm decision to do something.. (medicine, dated) To disperse or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumour.. (music) To cause a chord to go from dissonance to consonance.. [...]

Words with the same origin as resolve

Descendants of solvo
absolute dissolve sol solution solve
Descendants of re-
arrest rain reaction receive recognize record regret relationship relax remain remember remove repeat reputation request rescue research respect responsibility responsible rest return revolution reward ship