What does the word resolve mean?

Usage examples for resolve

  1. Augustus Staveley had come into Harley Street with a positive resolve to throw his heart and hand and fortune at the feet of Miss Furnival. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  2. There was no hope; but he made one resolve and made it grimly in words that never reached his lips. – The Finding of Haldgren by Charles Willard Diffin
  3. Finally the quarrel was ended by the resolve to refer the dispute to some friends and to beg them to judge between them. – The Strange Story Book by Mrs. Andrew Lang
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