WOTW: solve

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - solve

“Solve” is a verb with one important and useful meaning. Let’s have a look at the meaning and see some examples of how it is used.


The meaning of the verb “solve” is to find the answer to a problem or mystery.


+ Sherlock Holmes solved the mystery and found the horse.

+ This will policy could solve the housing crisis in the town.

+ Governments have still not agreed strict measures for solving the climate crisis.

+ There are usually several ways to solve a problem.

+ Holmes collected a lot of information to see if there were clues for solving the murder.

+ Many proposed solutions to the climate crisis also solve other problems.

+ From time to time someone has a simple idea that solves a big problem. 

+ His immediate financial problems were solved, but he still had to save for the future.


The noun of “solve” is solution, which means the answer to a problem or mystery.    


The pronunciation is /sɒlv/.


This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.


この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。