solve verb

ADV. completely The mystery has not yet been completely solved. | largely | half, partially, partly | hardly | not necessarily Being with peers and friends does not necessarily solve this feeling of loneliness. | adequately, satisfactorily This question has never been satisfactorily solved. | effectively | convincingly | easily, readily | quickly | elegantly, neatly | magically, somehow | eventually, finally | never

VERB + SOLVE attempt to, try to | help (to), help sb (to) We were given clues to help us solve the puzzle. | be designed to a scheme designed to solve the housing problem | fail to | be difficult to

PREP. by We hope the difficulty can be solved by getting the two sides together to discuss the issues. | with The problem cannot be solved with spending cuts alone.

PHRASES an attempt to solve sth