• IPA: /ˈɹɛ.zəˌl(j)uːt/, /ˌɹɛ.zəˈl(j)uːt/


  1. Firm, unyielding, determined.
    She was resolute in her determination to resist his romantic advances.
    He was resolute in his decision to stay.
    • c. 1591–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene iv]:
      Edward is at hand, / Ready to fight; therefore be resolute.
    • , Emily Dickinson, ‘I’m the little “Heart’s Ease”!’ (poem):
      If the Coward Bumble Bee / In his chimney corner stay, / I, must resoluter be!
  2. (obsolete) Convinced; satisfied; sure.
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resolute (plural resolutes)

  1. A determined person; one showing resolution.

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