résoudre

See also: r'sourdre

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Latin resolvere, present active infinitive of resolvō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁe.zudʁ/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

résoudre

  1. (transitive) to resolve (to find a solution to)
    résoudre un problème, une difficulté, un conflit, un mystère(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. (reflexive, followed by à) to resolve, to make up one's mind
    • 1955, Claude Lévi-Strauss, chapter VII, in Tristes Tropiques, Plon, published 1993, →ISBN, page 67; republished as John & Doreen Weightman, transl., Tristes Tropiques, Penguin, 2011, →ISBN:
      Je hais les voyages et les explorateurs. Et voici que je m'apprête à raconter mes expéditions. Mais que de temps pour m'y résoudre!
      — I hate travelling and explorers. Yet here I am proposing to tell the stories of my expeditions. But how long it has taken me to make up my mind to do so!

ConjugationEdit

This verb also has a rare past participle résous (feminine résoute).

This verb also has a rare past participle résous (feminine résoute).

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