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Meaning of resolute by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin resolutus ( past participle of resolvō ) .


    • IPA: /ˈresəˌluːt/


    resolute ( comparative more resolute, superlative most resolute )

    1. Firm, unyielding, determined.

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Explanation of resolute by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. characterized by quickness and firmness

    2. firm in purpose or belief

    3. stood resolute against the enemy
      faced with a resolute opposition
      a resolute and unshakeable faith

    Definition of resolute by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Resolute ( r?z?-l?t ), a. [Cf. F. résolu. The L. resolutus ( p. p. of resolvere ) means, relaxed, enervated, effeminate. See Resolve, v. t. & i.]
      1. Having a decided purpose; determined; resolved; fixed in a determination; hence, bold; firm; steady.

      Edward is at hand,

      Ready to fight; therefore be resolute. Shak.

      2. Convinced; satisfied; sure. [Obs.]

      3. Resolving, or explaining; as, “the Resolute Doctor Durand”. [Obs.]

      Syn. -- Determined; decided; fixed; steadfast; steady; constant; persevering; firm; bold; unshaken.

    2. Resolute ( r?z?-l?t ), n.
      1. One who is resolute; hence, a desperado. [Obs.] Shak.

      2. Redelivery; repayment. [Obs.] “Yearly resolutes, deductions, and payments.” Bp. Burnet.