Definition of resolved in US English:



  • predicative, with infinitive Firmly determined to do something.

    ‘Constance was resolved not to cry’
    • ‘It is apparent that she was resolved to stand on her own feet.’
    • ‘Nursing must act now in a unified voice with a resolved spirit to determine its own destiny.’
    • ‘She spoke in a calm resolved voice usually reserved for making speeches.’
    • ‘Whatever it takes, whatever it costs, this patient, this resolved nation will win the first war of the 21st century.’
    • ‘From the age of 12 she was resolved to become a gospel singer and at the time of her death, aged 74, she had written more than 2500 songs.’
    • ‘Then, intense fear of abandonment and loneliness overcame him momentarily, but he was resolved to face his terror by remaining alone.’
    • ‘The mud fell out of her fingers and she initially felt terrible seeing her neat fingernails devouring the filth but still, she was resolved.’
    • ‘With the New Year approaching, Daphne's resolved to make everything all right again.’
    determined to, bent on, hell bent on, set on, intent on, insistent on, committed to the idea of
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