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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Resolute  \Res"o*lute\  (r?z"?-l?t),  a.  [Cf.  F.  r['e]solu.  The  L. 
  resolutus  (p.  p.  of  resolvere)  means  relaxed,  enervated, 
  effeminate.  See  {Resolve},  v.  t.  &  i.] 
  1.  Having  a  decided  purpose;  determined;  resolved;  fixed  in  a 
  determination;  hence  bold;  firm;  steady. 
  Edward  is  at  hand,  Ready  to  fight;  therefore  be 
  resolute.  --Shak. 
  2.  Convinced;  satisfied;  sure  [Obs.] 
  3.  Resolving,  or  explaining;  as  the  Resolute  Doctor  Durand. 
  Syn:  Determined;  decided;  fixed;  steadfast;  steady;  constant; 
  persevering;  firm;  bold;  unshaken. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Resolute  \Res"o*lute\  (r?z"?-l?t),  n. 
  1.  One  who  is  resolute;  hence  a  desperado.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  2.  Redelivery;  repayment.  [Obs.]  ``Yearly  resolutes, 
  deductions,  and  payments.''  --Bp.  Burnet. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  firm  in  purpose  or  belief;  characterized  by  firmness  and 
  determination;  "stood  resolute  against  the  enemy"; 
  "faced  with  a  resolute  opposition";  "a  resolute  and 
  unshakeable  faith"  [ant:  {irresolute}] 
  2:  characterized  by  quickness  and  firmness;  "his  reply  was 
  unhesitating"  [syn:  {unhesitating}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  RESOLUTE,  adj  Obstinate  in  a  course  that  we  approve. 

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