I can well believe that no other man, either of my rank or age, would have ventured on the step which now I did resolve upon.
He endeavoured to collect his thoughts and to resolve upon a course of action.
What they will resolve upon I do not know, but I think I must wait here for their answer.
Which side of his life did he resolve upon closing and condemning?
These considerations made Alfred resolve upon equipping a fleet.
The lady, said he, will do very well, if she will resolve upon it herself.
Now, Sir, as I needs must plead guilty to this indictment, do you think I ought not to resolve upon a single life?
This Obstacle in our way so confounded us, that for a long time we knew not what to resolve upon.
resolve upon it, if thou mayest: and take no thought, whether anybody shall know it or no.
Indeed, the state of my health induced me to resolve upon quitting the fatiguing business of this House altogether.
late 14c., "melt, dissolve, reduce to liquid;" intransitive sense from c.1400; from Old French resolver or directly from Latin resolvere "to loosen, loose, unyoke, undo; explain; relax; set free; make void, dispel," from re-, perhaps intensive, or "back" (see re-), + solvere "loosen" (see solve). Early 15c. as "separate into components," hence the use in optics (1785). Meaning "determine, decide upon" is from 1520s, hence "pass a resolution" (1580s). For sense evolution, cf. resolute (adj.). Related: Resolved; resolving.
"determination, firmness or fixedness of purpose; a determination," 1590s, from resolve (v.).
resolve re·solve (rĭ-zŏlv')
v. re·solved, re·solv·ing, re·solves
To cause resolution of an abnormal condition.
To separate an optically inactive compound or mixture into its optically active constituents.
To render parts of an image visible and distinct.