Synonyms of resolution
1 declarationDictionary • The UN had passed two major resolutions.
declaration • The two countries will sign the declaration of peace tomorrow.
ruling • He tried to have the court ruling overturned.
proposal • the government's proposals to abolish free health care
motion • The conference is now debating the motion.
verdict • The jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict.
judgment • The Court is expected to give its judgment within the next ten days.
decree • court decrees relating to marital property
2 decisionDictionary • It had been her resolution to lose weight.
decision • He is very much a man of decision and action.
commitment • We made a commitment to keep working together.
resolve • the resolve to enforce a settlement using troops
intention • He announced his intention of standing for parliament.
promise • If you make a promise, you should keep it.
aim • a research programme that has failed to achieve its aim
purpose • The teachers are enthusiastic and have a sense of purpose.
object • The object of the exercise is to raise money for charity.
determination • A determination will be made as to the future of the treaty.
intent • a statement of intent on arms control
3 determinationDictionary • He implemented policy with resolution and single-mindedness.
determination • They acted with great courage and determination.
resolve • He doesn't weaken in his resolve.
courage • They do not have the courage to apologise for their actions.
fortitude • He suffered his illness with dignity and fortitude.
tenacity • Sheer tenacity is crucial to career success.
perseverance • Perseverance will pay off in the end.
willpower • She doesn't have the willpower to give up smoking.
firmness • There was no denying his considerable firmness of purpose.
earnestness • the earnestness of their struggle for freedom
obstinacy • the obstinacy typical of his thoroughly awkward nature
doggedness • the result of doggedness rather than talent
4 solutionDictionary • a peaceful resolution to the crisis
solution • the ability to sort out effective solutions to practical problems
end • The end justifies the means.
settlement • Our objective must be to secure a peace settlement.
outcome • It's too early to predict the outcome of the race.
answer • Simply marking an answer wrong will not help the student.
upshot • So the upshot is we're going for lunch on Friday.
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aimThe aim of something that you do is the purpose for which you do it or the result that it is intended to achieve.
• a research programme that has failed to achieve its aim
Holy Grail (informal)
Holy Grail (informal)
answerSomeone's answer to a question in a test or quiz is what they write or say in an attempt to give the facts that are asked for. The answer to a question is the fact that was asked for.
• Simply marking an answer wrong will not help the student.
commitmentIf you make a commitment to do something, you promise that you will do it.
• We made a commitment to keep working together.
Thesaurus for resolution from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act or an instance of resolving