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1.
someone's determination to follow a purpose or intent
The assassin's resolve to kill the guy was amazing." "The teacher resolved to have the students read once a week.
by The Hooded Boy December 26, 2010
 
2.
To be pigheaded in the face of failure. To continue a failed policy.
George W. Bush said "We resolve to stay the course in Iraq"
by nunyabiz September 03, 2005