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solve

 
 
pronunciation:
salv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: solves, solving, solved
definition: to find or figure out an answer to.
He solved his bully problem by going home a different way.She solved all of the math problems.The detectives quickly solved the crime.
synonyms:
crack
similar words:
answer, decide, explain, resolve, straighten out, understand
derivation: solvable (adj.)
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The word solve contains the following part:
solv, solu, solut Latin root that means loosen
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