Verb

1

find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

- did you solve the problem?
- Work out your problems with the boss
- this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out
- did you get it?
- Did you get my meaning?
- He could not work the math problem

2

find the solution

- solve an equation
- solve for x

3

settle, as of a debt

- clear a debt
- solve an old debt

Verb

Synonymswork, figure out, work out, lick, solve, puzzle out, solve, resolve, clear, solve,