resolute

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin resolutus (released), past participle of resolvō (I release, I unbind).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛ.zəˌl(j)uːt/, /ˌɹɛ.zəˈl(j)uːt/
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  • Rhymes: -uːt

AdjectiveEdit

resolute (comparative more resolute, superlative most resolute)

  1. Firm, unyielding, determined.
    She was resolute in her determination to resist his romantic advances.
    He was resolute in his decision to stay.
    • c. 1591–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, []”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene iv]:
      Edward is at hand, / Ready to fight; therefore be resolute.
    • 1929, Emily Dickinson, “I'm the little “Heart's Ease”!”, in M. D. Bianchi; A. L. Hampson, editors, Further Poems Of Emily Dickinson, Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, page 69:
      If the Coward Bumble Bee / In his chimney corner stay, / I, must resoluter be!
    • 2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Villa had plenty of opportunities to make the game safe after a shaky start and despite not reaching any great heights, they were resolute enough to take control of the game in the second half.
  2. (obsolete) Convinced; satisfied; sure.

Usage notesEdit

  • The one-word comparative form resoluter and superlative form resolutest are both well-attested, though not as common as the two-word forms “more resolute” and “most resolute”.

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NounEdit

resolute (plural resolutes)

  1. A determined person; one showing resolution.

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AdjectiveEdit

resolute

  1. inflection of resolut:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

resolūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of resolūtus

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