(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. determination, commitment, intention, steadfastness, resolution. — v. determine, decide; separate, solve; elucidate, clear up, explain. See inquiry, change, judgment, answer.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To reach as a decision or intention]
Syn. determine, decide, settle, conclude, fix, purpose, propose, choose, fix upon, make up one's mind, take a firm stand, take one's stand, take a decisive step, make a point of, pass upon, decree, elect, remain firm, burn one's bridges*, take the bull by the horns*, put one's foot down*; see also decide .
2. [To find the solution to]
Syn. solve, clear up, work out; see solve .
See Synonym Study at decide .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
determination, resolution, purpose, decidedness, intention, earnestness, firmness, steadfastness, will, stick-to-itiveness.
1. determine decide, make up one's mind, fix, intend, settle, will, *stick to one's guns.
2. settle solve, straighten out, clear up, harmonize, work out, *iron out, answer.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make up or cause to make up one's mind: conclude, decide, determine, settle. See DECIDE. 2. To separate into parts for study: analyze, anatomize, break down, dissect. See ASSEMBLE, INVESTIGATE. 3. To find a solution for: clear up, decipher, explain, solve, unravel. Informal: dope out, figure out. Idiom: get to the bottom of. See ASK, REASON. 4. To bring (something) into a state of agreement or accord: reconcile, rectify, settle, smooth over, straighten out. See AGREE. II noun Unwavering firmness of character, action, or will: decidedness, decision, decisiveness, determination, firmness, purpose, pur-posefulness, resoluteness, resolution, toughness, will, willpower. See CERTAIN, STRONG.

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