# resolve-v; 5 Senses

### Sense Number 1: settle or decide an outcome (A resolves/settles B)

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] RESOLVE NP2 NP1[agent] RESOLVE SCOMP
NOTE: implies the change of a pre-existing state

Examples:
The judge resolved the case in favor of the plaintiff.
She was asked to resolve the quarrel between her siblings.
The storm resolved the issue of where to hold the wedding ceremony.

Mappings:
VerbNet: settle-89
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: resolve.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

### Sense Number 2: solve, find the answer to a problem or question (A resolves/solves B)

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent[animate]] RESOLVE NP2[abstract] NP1[agent[animate]] RESOLVE SCOMP
NOTE: implies NP2 has a specific value that can be known to NP1

Examples:
Thus far, archeologists have not resolved the meaning of those symbols.
Until he can resolve the difference between his equations and those observations, the theory is not supported.
Who can resolve what happened before the Big Bang?

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Resolve_problem
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 6

### Sense Number 3: promise an action; make a resolution

Examples:
I'll never resolve to give up coffee.
The company has resolved to increase health insurance for its employees.
He resolved to continue his father's mission.
Nine years ago on New Year's Eve, I resolved to drink more.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: resolve.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

### Sense Number 4: make physically visible, clarify

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] RESOLVE NP2[patient[concrete]] (PP{P NP[instrument]})

Examples:
Can they resolve these images of Mars more clearly?
I couldn't resolve her voice in the din of the loud bar.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

### Sense Number 5: break up physically, dissolve

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[instrument] RESOLVE NP2[patient[concrete]]

Examples:
The stirring will resolve the clumps of sugar in the water.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7