# solve-v; 3 Senses

### Sense Number 1: figure out, calculate, find the answer

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 SOLVE NP2

NOTE: implies a punctual point of resolution in time for NP2

__Examples:__

Solve the following two quadratic equations.

She was trying to solve a really tough crossword pussle.

John can solve any engine problems with your car.

Police couldn't solve the case.

He solved the Rubiks cube in record time.

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: discover-84

FrameNet: Resolve_problem

PropBank: solve.01

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 2: successfully manage a conflict

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 SOLVE NP2

NOTE: implies a durative change of state for NP2

__Examples:__

The issue was solved by our agreeing to disagree.

She thinks every problem can be solved with money.

Did you solve the problem with your boss?

Help solve the illegal immigration crisis!

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: discover-84

FrameNet: Resolve_problem

PropBank: solve.01

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 3: settle, square up, as with debts

__Examples:__

He has solved his old debts.

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: NM

FrameNet: NM

PropBank: NM

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3