|Origin:||solvere 'to loosen, solve, dissolve, pay'|
Related topics: Maths
solve S2 W3 [transitive]
to find or provide a way of dealing with a problem [↪ solution]:
Charlie thinks money will solve all his problems.
the best way of solving our dilemma
to find the correct answer to a problem or the explanation for something that is difficult to understand [↪ solution]
solve a crime/mystery/case etc
More than 70% of murder cases were solved last year.
attempts to solve a mathematical equation