# Solves vs Solve - What's the difference?

solves | solve |

## As verbs the difference between solves and solve

is that solves is (solve) while solve is to find an answer or solution to a problem or question; to work out.

## As a noun solve is

(obsolete) a solution; an explanation.

• (solve)

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# solve

## English

### Verb

(solv)
• To find an answer or solution to a problem or question; to work out.
• * South
• True piety would effectually solve such scruples.
• * Tickell
• God shall solve the dark decrees of fate.
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• (mathematics) To find the values of variables that satisfy a system of equations and/or inequalities.
• (mathematics) To algebraically manipulate an equation or inequality into a form that isolates a chosen variable on one side, so that the other side consists of an expression that may be used to generate solutions.
• #### Derived terms

* resolve * solution

### Noun

(en noun)
• (obsolete) A solution; an explanation.
• (Shakespeare)

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# solve

## English

### Verb

(solv)
• To find an answer or solution to a problem or question; to work out.
• * South
• True piety would effectually solve such scruples.
• * Tickell
• God shall solve the dark decrees of fate.
• * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838
• , page=13 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) , title= Ideas coming down the track , passage=A “moving platform” scheme
• (mathematics) To find the values of variables that satisfy a system of equations and/or inequalities.
• (mathematics) To algebraically manipulate an equation or inequality into a form that isolates a chosen variable on one side, so that the other side consists of an expression that may be used to generate solutions.
• #### Derived terms

* resolve * solution

### Noun

(en noun)
• (obsolete) A solution; an explanation.
• (Shakespeare)

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