Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)

Collocations With The Word Resolve

Collocations are words that usually go together in English.

Here we are going to look at words that go with 'resolve' to make useful and popular expressions you will hear in social and professional contexts.


Resolve conflict

To resolve conflict means to find a solution to a disagreement.

Examples

  • It is important to resolve conflicts in the workplace. Friction between workers affects morale.
  • We are teaching young people to resolve conflicts in their lives by communicating, rather than through violence.


Resolve problems 

When we resolve problems, we deal with bad situations.

Examples

  • Paul has come on board to resolve problems with our hardware and update the IT systems.
  • Our guarantee promises to resolve any problems you might have with our product in the first three years.


Resolve a crisis

A crisis is a serious or critical problem. When you resolve a crisis you stop it from being a problem anymore.

Examples

  • The think-tank came up with several ideas for resolving the hospital staffing crisis.
  • Jenna always seems to know how to resolve a crisis. Thanks to her, our systems are back online.


Resolve differences

When you have conflict caused by opposing opinions and viewpoints, you might need to resolve differences.

Examples

  • The partners resolved their differences and came together to create a world-leading product design.
  •  The brother and his sister resolved their differences after 10 years of not speaking to each other.


Resolve difficulties

'Resolve difficulties' means to find solutions to obstacles or eliminate things that are holding back progress.

Examples

  • We are having a few issues with the manufacturer. We need to resolve these difficulties or find a new one.
  • I'm finding studying for my MBA very tough, but I hope taking extra classes will help me resolve my difficulties.


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